What Happened in September 1948

Historical Events

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Sep 1 Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Sep 1 Communist form North China People's Republic
  • Sep 3 W Gomulka deposed as general secretary of Polish Worker's party
  • Sep 4 "Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Sep 4 Queen Wilhelmina abdicates Dutch throne
  • Sep 5 In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.
  • Sep 6 "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Sep 6 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)
  • Sep 6 Juliana crowned Queen of The Netherlands
  • Sep 7 1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh
  • Sep 8 British De Havilland DH108-fighter flies faster than sound
  • Sep 9 "Hilarities (of 1949)" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • Sep 9 Brooklyn Dodger Rex Barney no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
  • Sep 10 Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
  • Sep 10 Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England
  • Sep 12 Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah's death.
  • Sep 13 Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress

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Sep 14 Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Mich 5th Dist Rep primary

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Sep 14 Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters
  • Sep 14 Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater
  • Sep 15 "Small Wonder" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 134 performances
  • Sep 15 F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1080 kph
  • Sep 15 WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WMGM
  • Sep 16 "Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Sep 16 "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" closes at Century NYC after 12 performances
  • Sep 17 KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA (IND) begins
  • Sep 17 WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 18 "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Sep 18 Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)
  • Sep 18 Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine
  • Sep 19 68th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Eric Sturgess (6-2, 6-3, 14-12)
  • Sep 19 62nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-4, 15-13)
  • Sep 20 "Magdalena" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Sep 20 Mexican Baseball league disbanded
  • Sep 21 "Texaco Star Theater" with Milton Berle premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 23 Braves clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 24 Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally), an American broadcaster employed by the Third Reich in Nazi Germany to proliferate propaganda during World War II, pleads not guilty to eight chargs of treason in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 24 Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)
  • Sep 24 The Honda Motor Company is founded.
  • Sep 25 "Heaven on Earth" closes at Century Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Sep 26 Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
  • Sep 27 "Carib Song" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Sep 28 WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
  • Sep 29 "Hamlet" directed by and starring Laurence Olivier's opens at Park Avenue Cinema (Best Picture 1949)
  • Sep 29 WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins
  • Sep 29 WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Józef Życiński, Polish archbishop and philosopher
  • Sep 1 James Rebhorn, PA, actor (White Collar, Homeland), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Sep 2 Christa McAuliffe, American teacher who died in Challenger space shuttle disaster, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Sep 2 Terry Bradshaw, NFL QB (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)
  • Sep 3 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 3 Minouche Janmaat-Abee, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Sep 3 Ronald W Harris, Canton Oh, lightweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Sep 3 Tara Oedayraj Singh Varma, 1st black woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber
  • Sep 3 Levy Mwanawasa - Zambian Politician (d. 2008)
  • Sep 4 Marian H J Soutendijk, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Sep 4 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong singer
  • Sep 5 Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austrian diplomat and politician
  • Sep 6 Claydes Charles Smith, guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Sep 7 Susan Blakely, Frankfurt Germany, actress (Rich Man Poor Man)
  • Sep 8 Great Kabuki, [Akihisa Yone Yoshi Mera], wrestler (NWA/NJPW/WAR/SWS)
  • Sep 8 Kathy Hite-James, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 8 Lynn/Marilyn [Lorraine] Abbey, US, sci-fi author (Black Flame)
  • Sep 10 Bob Lanier, NBA center (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Sep 10 Judy Geeson, Arundei Sussex England, actress (To Sir With Love, Berserk)
  • Sep 10 Margaret Trudeau, former Canadian 1st lady, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Sep 10 Tony Gatlif, Algerian-born director
  • Sep 10 Bob Lanier, American basketball player
  • Sep 10 Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer
  • Sep 10 Charlie Waters, American football player
  • Sep 11 John Martyn, British musician, born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • Sep 12 Max Walker, Australian cricket player
  • Sep 12 Luis Lima, Argentinian tenor
  • Sep 13 Clyde Kusatsu, actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sep 13 Nell Carter, actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Sep 13 Dimitri Nanopoulos, Greek physicist
  • Sep 14 Fred "Sonic" Smith, guitarist
  • Sep 15 Suzyn Waldman, American Sportscaster
  • Sep 16 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England
  • Sep 16 Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), born in San Diego, California

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Sep 16 Rosemary Casals, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon), born in San Francisco, California

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 17 John Ritter, actor (Jack-3's Company, Hearts Afire), born in Burbank, California
  • Sep 17 Patricia Kluge, Baghdad Iraq, wife of Billionaire John Kluge
  • Sep 18 Ken Brett, American baseball player (d. 2003)

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Sep 19 Jeremy Irons, actor (Reversal of Fortune, The Lion King), born in Isle of Wight, England

  • Sep 19 Michael Cooper, sodomizer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 19 Nadezhda Tkachenko, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Sep 19 Mihai Timofti, Director, actor, musician from Moldova-Chisinau
  • Sep 20 George R. R. Martin, American fantasy and sci-fi author (A Song of Ice and Fire), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Sep 21 Artis Gilmore, ABA all star (Kentucky Colonels)
  • Sep 21 Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)
  • Sep 22 Bill Orton, (Rep-D-Utah)
  • Sep 22 Mark A P Phillips, British ex of princess Anne
  • Sep 22 Denis Burke, Australian politician
  • Sep 22 Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
  • Sep 23 Rob van Koningsbruggen, sculptor
  • Sep 24 Bernadette Hingley, British priest
  • Sep 24 Gordon Clapp, North Conway NH, actor (Greg Medavoy-NYPD Blue)

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Sep 24 Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse), born in Brantford, Ontario (d. 1998)

  • Sep 24 Heinz Chur, German composer

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Sep 26 Olivia Newton-John, singer (Lets Get Physical), born in Cambridge, England

  • Sep 26 Vladimir Remek, Czechoslovakia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 28)
  • Sep 27 A Martinez, American actor (L.A. Law, Santa Barbara), born in Glendale, California
  • Sep 27 Barbara Dickson, singer
  • Sep 27 Michael Houlihan, director (Horniman Museum & Gardens)
  • Sep 27 Michele Dotrice, English actor
  • Sep 27 Tom Braidwood, Canadian actor
  • Sep 27 John K. Reed, American coral biologist
  • Sep 28 Marielle Goitschel, France, slalom (Olympic-gold-1968) [or 1945]
  • Sep 29 Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 29 John M McHugh, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Sep 29 Mark Farner, Mich, guitar/vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad-Locomotion)
  • Sep 29 Mike Pinera, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)
  • Sep 29 Viktor Krovopouskov, USSR, sabres/fencer (Olympic gold, individual and team, 1976, 1980)
  • Sep 29 Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist
  • Sep 30 Craig Kusick, former Major League Baseball Player

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 24 American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy (b. 1883)
  • Sep 3 Eduard Benesj, president Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48), dies
  • Sep 5 Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (b. 1881)
  • Sep 6 Gerrit H Kersten, vicar/founder (Calvinist Party), dies at 66
  • Sep 7 Henricus A Poels, Dutch RC theologist/social foreman, dies at 80
  • Sep 8 Thomas Mofolo, Lesotho writer (b. 1876)
  • Sep 11 Albert Powell, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898-99), dies
  • Sep 11 Mohammed Ali Jinnah, 1st governor of Pakistan (1947-48), dies at 71
  • Sep 13 Paul Wegener, German actor/director (Golem, Svengali), dies at 73
  • Sep 16 Ferdinand I MKLM, prince of Saxony-Coburg/tsar of Bulgaria, dies
  • Sep 17 Count Folke Bernadotte, UN mediator for Palestine, assassinated
  • Sep 17 Lillian Brainthwaite, British actress (Man About the House), dies at 75
  • Sep 17 Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist (Patterns of Culture), dies at 61
  • Sep 24 Warren William, actor (Fear, Wolf Man, Madame X), dies at 53
  • Sep 27 Frank Cellier, actor (Spider, Quiet Wedding, Big Blockade), dies at 64
  • Sep 28 E. J. Ratcliffe, English stage and screen actor, dies at 85
  • Sep 28 Gregg Toland, cinematographer, dies at 44

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Sep 30 Edith Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, dies at 87

First Lady of the United States Edith Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States
Edith Roosevelt