On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1949

Historical Events

  • 14th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 14-13 in Birmingham
  • KRLD (now KDFW) TV channel 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (CBS) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher John Seward, aid worker
  • Heather Menzies-Urich, Canadian actress (The Sound of Music; Piranha), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • John Akii-bua, Ugandan athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1972), born in Abako, Uganda (d. 1997)
  • Mickey Thomas, American rock vocalist (Jefferson Starship - "Jane"; Starship -"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"), born in Cairo, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Elin Pelin, Bulgarian writer (The Gerak Family; Earth), dies at 72
  • Maria Ouspenskaya, Russian actress (Spookies), dies at 62
1949 Highlights

About December 3, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius