What Happened on September 29, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Hamlet" directed by and starring Laurence Olivier's opens at Park Avenue Cinema (Best Picture 1949)
  • WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins
  • WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • John M McHugh, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Mark Farner, Mich, guitar/vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad-Locomotion)
  • Mike Pinera, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)
  • Theo J√∂rgensmann, German jazz clarinetist
  • Viktor Krovopouskov, USSR, sabres/fencer (Olympic gold, individual and team, 1976, 1980)