What Happened on May 3, 1949

Historical Events

  • 1st firing of a US Viking rocket; reached 80 km

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Sacco Jr., American chemical engineer and astronaut (STS 73), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Ken Hom, Chinese-American chef, author and BBC TV presenter (OBE for "services to culinary arts" 2009), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Leopoldo Luque, Argentine soccer striker (43 caps; River Plate), born in Santa Fe, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • Mehmet Oğuz, Turkish soccer midfielder (19 caps; Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe), born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2022)
  • Ron Wyden, American politician (Senator-D-Oregon 1996-, Rep-D-Oregon 1981-96), born in Wichita, Kansas
Born in 1949
1949 Highlights

About May 3, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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