What Happened on July 26, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show

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Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • President Harry Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 to desegregate the US armed forces, directing "equality of treatment and opportunity" in the military

Famous Birthdays

  • Norair Nurikian, Bulgari, bantam weight (Olympic gold 1972, 76)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Mills, South African cricketer (Test v England 1891-92), dies