What Happened on October 6, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya.

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Mary Leakey
  • The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Hamburg, (Rep-D-California)
  • Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician
  • Glenn Branca, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, avant-garde composer and guitarist