What Happened on May 14, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Israel declares independence from under British administration
  • Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's 1st broadcast
  • Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem
  • US grants Israel de facto recognition
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Woolmer, cricketer (England batsman mid-70's)
  • Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Walter Olkewicz, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors), born in Bayonne, New Jersey