On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1949

Historical Events

  • 1st African American to graduate from US Naval Academy (Wesley Anthony Brown)
  • Dragnet is 1st broadcast on radio (KFI in Los Angeles)
  • GN Clark becomes 1st female US treasurer

Famous Birthdays

  • David Evenett, MP (Conservative)
  • Stephen Ruppenthal, American trumpet player and composer (Kakao-Poetic Lippudenies of the Ungumptious), born

Famous Deaths

Amadeo Giannini

Amadeo Giannini, American banker and entrepreneur (founded Bank of America), dies at 79

1949 Highlights

About June 3, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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