What Happened on April 17, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Elpidio Quirino assumes the Presidency of the Philippines, taking his oath of office two days after the death of President Manuel Roxas

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Hammer, composer (Escape from TV, Miami Vice)

Famous Deaths

  • Johan P earl of Limburg Stirum, diplomat, dies at 75
  • Percy Sherwell, cricketer (South African captain in 13 Tests 1905-11), dies