What Happened in 1948 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 502

  • May 28 Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement
  • May 29 47th Men's French Championships: Frank Parker beats Jaroslav Drobny (6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 8-6)
  • May 29 47th Women's French Championships: Nelly Landry beats Shirley Fry (6-2, 0-6, 6-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda
  • May 30 A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.
  • May 31 Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings)
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: Mauri Rose wins in 4:10:23.286 (192.822 km/h)
  • Jun 1 Israel & Arabs agree to a cease fire
  • Jun 3 The musical "Sleepy Hollow" opens at St James Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Jun 3 200" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory
  • Jun 3 Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 5 Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • Jun 7 Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Pres Bernes resigns
  • Jun 7 KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
  • Jun 8 "Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC TV
  • Jun 8 "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Jun 8 John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines
  • Jun 9 WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 12 "Hold It!" closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Jun 12 The musical "Sleepy Hollow" closes at St James Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 12 "William Tell Overture" by Spike Jones peaks at #6

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 12 48th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 276 at Riviera CC in LA

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • Jun 12 80th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:28.2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jun 14 Klemens Gottwald becomes president of Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 15 1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Philadelphia A's
  • Jun 15 Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win test match anyway
  • Jun 15 WPIX TV channel 11 in NYC, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 15 WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 17 Joe Cronin pinch hit HRs in both ends of a doubleheader
  • Jun 18 American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights
  • Jun 18 National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time
  • Jun 18 Phillies pitching great Robin Roberts debut, loses 2-0 to Pirates
  • Jun 18 UN Commission on Human Rights adopts the International Declaration of Human Rights
  • Jun 19 Panama & Costa Rica recognize Israel
  • Jun 20 "Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV
  • Jun 20 20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo
  • Jun 20 Cleveland draws then record 82,781 for doubleheader
  • Jun 20 Deutsche Mark introduced in West Germany
  • Jun 21 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
  • Jun 21 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced and 78's planned to be phased out (Dr Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
  • Jun 21 Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India (formerly the last Viceroy)
  • Jun 21 Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
  • Jun 21 WNAC (now KNEV) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 24 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia nominates NY gov Thomas E. Dewey

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Jun 24 Soviet Union begins the West Berlin Blockade by stopping access by road, rail and water

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 25 Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jun 26 US begin airlift “Operation Vittles” to West Berlin
  • Jun 28 British begin airlift “Operation Plainfare” to West Berlin
  • Jun 30 Cleve Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0
  • Jun 30 Last British troops leave Israel
  • Jun 30 Transistor as a substitute for valves announced (Bell Labs)
  • Jul 1 Bradman scores 128 Australia v Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Brooklyn's Roy Campanella debuts as catcher

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Jul 1 NYC subway fare goes to 10 cents, bus fare to 7 cents and combo fare at 12 cents
  • Jul 2 62nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich (7-5 0-6 6-2 3-6 7-5)
  • Jul 2 77th British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 284 at Muirfield
  • Jul 3 55th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (6-3 8-6)
  • Jul 3 Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death, California; the execution didn't happen until 1960
  • Jul 5 Britain's National Health Service Act begins
  • Jul 7 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy
  • Jul 7 Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige
  • Jul 7 Indians sign Satchel Paige at 42
  • Jul 8 500th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated in Moscow
  • Jul 9 Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleve
  • Jul 10 "Allegro" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 318 performances
  • Jul 10 "Ballet Ballads" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • Jul 10 "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • Jul 10 Lydda Airfield captured by Israeli army
  • Jul 11 1st air bombing of Jerusalem
  • Jul 12 1st jets to fly across Atlantic (6 RAF de Havilland Vampires)
  • Jul 13 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • Jul 14 Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot near to the Italian Parliament.
  • Jul 15 Israel bombs Cairo during Arab-Israeli War
  • Jul 15 Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
  • Jul 15 US President Harry Truman nominated for another term (Philadelphia)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 16 Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Jul 17 Israeli army captures Nazareth
  • Jul 17 Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea
  • Jul 18 "Marinka" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 168 performances
  • Jul 18 Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in an 11 inning game
  • Jul 19 French government of Schuman, resigns
  • Jul 20 Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champion

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 20 Syngman Rhee elected President of South Korea

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • Jul 20 US Communist Party chairman William Forster arrested
  • Jul 21 WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 23 Progressive party convention nominates Henry Wallace for President
  • Jul 24 4 Duluth Minn Dukes (St Louis Cards Class C farm team) die in crash
  • Jul 25 35th Tour de France won by Gino Bartali of Italy
  • Jul 26 "Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance
  • Jul 26 1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show
  • Jul 26 Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant
  • Jul 26 Presient Harry Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 directing "equality of treatment & opportunity" in US armed forces
  • Jul 27 Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley
  • Jul 27 Bradman's 29th & last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404
  • Jul 27 Otto Skorzeny escapes anti-nazi camp at Darmstadt
  • Jul 28 I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
  • Jul 28 London's Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport".

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 801

  • Mar 23 Michael Gleeson, otolaryngologist
  • Mar 23 R J Bennett, FBA/geographer
  • Mar 23 Wasim Bari, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistan's most successful)
  • Mar 23 David Olney, American musician
  • Mar 25 Kelly Garrett, actress/singer (Holdin)
  • Mar 25 Michael Stanley, rocker (Michael Stanley Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 25 Richard Lundy, horse trainer
  • Mar 25 Lynn Faulds Wood, Scottish television presenter
  • Mar 26 Kyung-Wha Chung, Seoul Korea, violinist (Chung Sisters)
  • Mar 26 Richard Tandy, rock bassist (ELO)
  • Mar 26 Steven Tyler, rock vocalist (Aerosmith-Janie Got a Gun), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 28 Dianne Wiest, actress (Hannah & Her Sisters, Footloose), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 28 John Evans, (Aka Evan) rock drummer (Jethro Tull)
  • Mar 28 Gerry House, American radio personality
  • Mar 28 Matthew Corbett, English retired actor
  • Mar 29 Bud Cort, New Rochelle NY, actor/director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H)
  • Mar 30 Dave Ball, rocker (Procul Harum)
  • Mar 30 Jim Dandy Mangrum, vocalist (Black Oak Arkansas-Jim Dandy)
  • Mar 30 Justin Deas, actor (As The World Turns, Santa Barbara), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 30 M A King, FBA, economist
  • Mar 30 Nigel Jones, British MP

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 31 Al Gore, American Vice President (1993-2001) and Democratic Senator (Tenn, 1985-92), born in Washington, D.C.

US Vice President Al Gore
US Vice President
Al Gore
  • Mar 31 David Eisenhower, author and grandson of President Eisenhower (married Julie Nixon), born in West Point, New York
  • Mar 31 Rhea Perlman, actress (Zena-Taxi, Carla-Cheers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 31 Thijs van Leer, Dutch singer/flutist (Focus, Introspection)
  • Mar 31 Gustaaf Van Cauter, Belgian cyclist
  • Apr 1 Jimmy Cliff, Reggae singer
  • Apr 1 Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)
  • Apr 1 Y Y Williams, Welsh rugby player
  • Apr 2 Eleanor Margaret Burbridge, astronomer/educator
  • Apr 2 Joan [Carol] D[ennison] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune)
  • Apr 2 Marlene Floyd, LPGA golfer
  • Apr 2 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer
  • Apr 3 Garrick Ohlsson, Bronxville NY, pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969)
  • Apr 3 H C Tomlinson, Headmaster (Hereford Cathedral School)
  • Apr 3 Jaap G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Apr 3 Mary Gordon-Watson, England, equestrian 3 day event (Oly-gold-1972)
  • Apr 3 Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer
  • Apr 4 Berry Oakley, rocker (Allman Brothers-Ramblin' Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 4 Pick Withers, rocker (Dire Straits)
  • Apr 4 Dan Simmons, American writer
  • Apr 4 Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor
  • Apr 6 Patrika Darbo, American actress
  • Apr 7 Carol Douglas, American singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 8 Robert A. Litchfield, American bank robber (FBI most wanted in the 1980s)

  • Apr 8 Michael Leshner, Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate
  • Apr 9 Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress
  • Apr 10 Thomas Spencer, MEP (Conservative)
  • Apr 11 Ellen Goodman, syndicated columnist (or 1941)
  • Apr 11 Marcello Lippi, Italian football coach
  • Apr 12 Raphick Jumadeen, cricketer (WI slow left-armer of the 70's)
  • Apr 12 Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (d. 2008)
  • Apr 12 Joschka Fischer, Foreign Minister of Germany
  • Apr 12 Sandra "Lois" Reeves, American singer
  • Apr 13 Amy Robinson, writer/actress (Mean Streets), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Apr 13 Peter [Piet] Swevel, American rocker (Looking Glass, Starz), (d. 1990)
  • Apr 13 Sue Doughty, British politician
  • Apr 13 Nam Hae-il, Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy
  • Apr 14 Chester G Atkins, (Rep-D-MA)
  • Apr 14 Larry Ferguson, Nassau, keyboardist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • Apr 14 Ty Grimes, rocker (Capt Beefheart Band Drums
  • Apr 14 Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician
  • Apr 15 Michael Kamen, American composer (d. 2003)
  • Apr 16 Lynne Franks, British public relations consultant
  • Apr 17 Jan Hammer, composer (Escape from TV, Miami Vice)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 18 "Tiny" Nate Archibald, NBA guard (Cincinnati), born in NYC, New York

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • Apr 18 Catherine Malfitano, soprano (Metropolitan Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Rick Miller, American baseball player
  • Apr 20 Craig Frost, keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)
  • Apr 20 Gregory Itzin, American actor
  • Apr 20 Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician
  • Apr 21 Claire Denis, actress (Boom Boom, Chocolat), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 21 Gary A Condit, (Rep-D-California)
  • Apr 21 Lord Egremont, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 21 Paul Davis, Meridian Mi, country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy)
  • Apr 22 Carole Drinkwater, actress (Father, All Creatures Great & Small)
  • Apr 23 Richard Day, engineer/development expert
  • Apr 23 Tessa Wyatt, actress (Beast in the Cellar, Wedding Night)
  • Apr 23 Pascal Quignard, French author
  • Apr 23 Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor
  • Apr 24 Benzion Freshwater, English multi-millionaire
  • Apr 24 Eddie James Hart, Martinez Cal, 4x100m relay runner (Olympic-gold-72)
  • Apr 24 Paul Cellucci, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, (d. 2013)
  • Apr 25 Mike Selvey, cricketer (England pace bowler of late 70's)
  • Apr 25 Yu Shyi-kun, former Premier of Taiwan
  • Apr 26 Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
  • Apr 26 Gerry Sikorski, (Rep-D-MN, 1983- )
  • Apr 27 Katie Pierson, NJ, vocals/guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack)
  • Apr 27 Frank William Abagnale, Jr., con artist turned security consultant.
  • Apr 27 Amrit Bohra, Nepalese politician
  • Apr 28 Marcia Strassman, American actress (Julle Kotter-Welcome Back Kotter), born in New York, (d. 2014)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 28 Terry Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels (Discworld), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 2015)

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
  • Apr 28 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • Apr 29 Reb Brown, actor (Cage, Yor, Capt America, Fast Break), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Bruce Cutler, American attorney
  • Apr 30 Perry King, Alliance OH, actor (Andy Warhol's "Bad")
  • Apr 30 Wayne Kramer, guitarist (MC5, Dangerous Madness)
  • May 1 James Wise, US soul singer (Archie Bell & the Drells)
  • May 2 Larry Gatlin, Seminole Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
  • May 3 Chris Mulkey, American actor

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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