What Happened in 1948 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 502

  • Jul 29th King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London
  • Jul 30th Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record (10K - 29:59.6)
  • Jul 30th Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont)
  • Jul 31st "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances
  • Jul 31st US President Harry Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (now Kennedy Airport), NY
  • Aug 1st The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations is founded.
  • Aug 3rd Cleveland's Satchel Paige make his 1st start & goes 7 innings
  • Aug 3rd FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused of being a "communist"
  • Aug 4th 5 day Southern States filibuster succeeds in maintaining America's poll tax
  • Aug 5th Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)
  • Aug 6th Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics
  • Aug 6th Willem Drees forms Socialist government (KVP/Social Democratics/CHU/Liberal) in the Netherlands
  • Aug 6th Fanny Blankers-Koen (Neth) is 1st women to win 3 golds at Olympics
  • Aug 7th 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns
  • Aug 7th Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)
  • Aug 8th "Hold It!" opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • Aug 10th ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)
  • Aug 10th Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC

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Aug 10th Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Aug 10th WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 11th Summer Olympics opens in London
  • Aug 12th Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
  • Aug 12th Court of justice sentences General Friedrich Christiansen, commander of the German Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, to 12 years imprisonment
  • Aug 13th Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
  • Aug 14th 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
  • Aug 14th Bradman's last Test Cricket innings
  • Aug 14th England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval
  • Aug 15th 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
  • Aug 15th Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
  • Aug 16th Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
  • Aug 16th Israeli pound becomes legal tender
  • Aug 17th Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
  • Aug 17th Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game for the 2nd time
  • Aug 17th Tom Henrich hits his then record tying 4th grand slam of season
  • Aug 19th 9th Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 20th 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)
  • Aug 20th US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin
  • Aug 21st Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
  • Aug 23rd Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
  • Aug 23rd World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries
  • Aug 25th Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's
  • Aug 27th 102°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
  • Aug 31st Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates golden jubilee
  • Sep 1st Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six
  • Sep 1st Communist form North China People's Republic
  • Sep 3rd W Gomulka deposed as general secretary of Polish Worker's party
  • Sep 4th "Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Sep 4th Queen Wilhelmina abdicates Dutch throne
  • Sep 5th 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 6th "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Sep 6th 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)
  • Sep 6th Juliana crowned Queen of The Netherlands
  • Sep 7th 1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh
  • Sep 8th British De Havilland DH108-fighter flies faster than sound
  • Sep 9th "Hilarities (of 1949)" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • Sep 9th Brooklyn Dodger Rex Barney no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
  • Sep 10th Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
  • Sep 10th Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England
  • Sep 12th Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah's death.
  • Sep 13th Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress

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

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Sep 14th Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters
  • Sep 14th Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater
  • Sep 15th "Small Wonder" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 134 performances
  • Sep 15th F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1080 kph
  • Sep 15th WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WMGM
  • Sep 16th "Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Sep 16th "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" closes at Century NYC after 12 performances
  • Sep 17th KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA (IND) begins
  • Sep 17th WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 18th "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Sep 18th Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)
  • Sep 18th Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine
  • Sep 19th 68th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Eric Sturgess (6-2, 6-3, 14-12)
  • Sep 19th 62nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-4, 15-13)
  • Sep 20th "Magdalena" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Sep 20th Mexican Baseball league disbanded
  • Sep 21st "Texaco Star Theater" with Milton Berle premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 23rd Braves clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 24th 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 24th Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)
  • Sep 24th The Honda Motor Company is founded.
  • Sep 25th "Heaven on Earth" closes at Century Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Sep 26th Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
  • Sep 27th "Carib Song" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Sep 28th WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
  • Sep 29th "Hamlet" directed by and starring Laurence Olivier's opens at Park Avenue Cinema (Best Picture 1949)
  • Sep 29th WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins
  • Sep 29th WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1st California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages
  • Oct 1st Radio Denmark begins transmitting
  • Oct 2nd "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 725 performances
  • Oct 3rd Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
  • Oct 3rd NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week
  • Oct 4th Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game
  • Oct 4th World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft)
  • Oct 6th "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • Oct 6th KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 6th The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic

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Oct 6th 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
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 803

  • May 4th Billy O'Donnell, harness racer driver of year (1984)
  • May 4th Hurley Haywood, American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • May 4th George Tupou V, Tonga, King of Tonga (2006-2012), (d. 2012)
  • May 5th Bill Ward, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • May 5th Frank Esier-Smith, rocker
  • May 6th Richard Cox, actor (Mark-Executive Suite), born in NYC, New York
  • May 7th Peter Wingfield, Wales, rocker/actor (Methos-Highlander)
  • May 8th John Reid, British politician (L), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • May 8th Maurizio Nichetti, actor (Icicle Thief, Volcano)
  • May 8th Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)
  • May 9th John Drayton Mahaffey, Kerrville TX, PGA golfer (1978 PGA Champ)
  • May 9th Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician
  • May 9th Calvin Murphy, American basketball player
  • May 10th Christopher Gent, CEO (Vodafone Group)
  • May 11th Alfred Matt, Austria, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1968)
  • May 11th Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-British politician
  • May 11th Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
  • May 12th Lindsay Ann Crouse, actress (Slapshot, Iceman, Places in Heart), born in NYC, New York
  • May 12th Steve Winwood, England, musician (A Higher Love, Roll with it)
  • May 13th Jeffrey Evans, Lord Mayor of London (2015-16), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • May 14th Bob Woolmer, cricketer (England batsman mid-70's)
  • May 14th Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • May 14th Walter Olkewicz, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • May 15th Brian Eno, Woodbridge England, rock keyboardist/singer (On Land)
  • May 16th Katia Dandoulaki, Greek actress
  • May 18th Felix MH Troch, Flemish actor/director (Gekkenbriefje)
  • May 18th Joe Bonsall, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 19th Grace Jones, Jamacian singer/actress (Vamp, A View to a Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine
  • May 19th Jean-Pierre Haignere, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17)
  • May 19th Tom Scott, LA, saxophonist/bandleader (Pat Sajak Show)
  • May 20th Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)
  • May 20th John Amiel, director (Queen of Hearts, Tune in Tomorrow)
  • May 20th John R McKernan Jr, (Rep-R-ME, 1983-86/Gov-Maine)
  • May 20th Samuel Gejdenson, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1981- )
  • May 21st Carol Potter, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
  • May 21st Leo Sayer, [Gerard], England, singer (When I Need Love)
  • May 22nd Richard Baker, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
  • May 23rd Reggie Cleveland, baseball player
  • May 25th Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler
  • May 25th Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions)
  • May 26th Geoff Greenidge, cricketer (no relation to Gordon, WI opener 1972-74)
  • May 26th Stevie [Stephanie] Nicks, American singer songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, Bella Donna), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 27th Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-8, T-14, TM-7)
  • May 27th Anna E "Annelies" Balhan, Dutch revue-artist/actress (Sweet Chairty)
  • May 27th Pete Sears, bassist (Jefferson Starship)
  • May 28th Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 28th Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
  • May 29th Linda Esther Gray, opera singer
  • May 29th Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster
  • May 29th Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor
  • May 30th Michael Piller, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • May 31st Duncan L Hunter, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- 2009), born in Riverside, California
  • May 31st John Bonham, drummer (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven), born in Redditch, England
  • May 31st Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic), born in Montreal, Quebec, (d. 2014)
  • May 31st Svetlana Alexievich, journalist and author (Noble Prize for Literature 2015), born in Stanislav, Ukraine
  • May 31st Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], musician (ELO), born in London (d. 2010)
  • Jun 1st Tom Sneva, US auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1983)
  • Jun 1st Tomáš Halík, Czech priest and public intellectual
  • Jun 2nd Albert Innaurato, playwright/director (Age in Soho), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 2nd Jerry Mathers, Sioux City Iowa, actor (Beaver-Leave It To Beaver)
  • Jun 4th Bob Champion, horse trainer/jockey
  • Jun 4th Rosemary Joyce, model/actress (Daphne Draper-Search For Tomorrow)
  • Jun 4th Sandra Post, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 5th Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)
  • Jun 5th Frank Estersmith, Australia, rocker (Air Supply)
  • Jun 6th Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
  • Jun 9th Jim Bailey, NCAA punter (most punts in season-101, Va Milt Academy)
  • Jun 9th Nathaniel Rosen, Altadena Ca, cellist (Tchaikovsky-gold-1978)
  • Jun 9th Gudrun Schyman, Swedish politician
  • Jun 11th Anthony Nelson, British Sec of Treasury
  • Jun 11th Skip Alan, [Alan Skipper], drummer (Them, Pretty Things)
  • Jun 11th Stephen Schnetzer, actor (Cass Winthrop-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 12th Barry Bailey, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Jun 12th Norbert Phillip, cricketer (WI pace bowler late 70s)
  • Jun 12th Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver
  • Jun 13th Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 2001)
  • Jun 13th Joe Roth, American executive, producer and film director
  • Jun 15th Champ Summers, baseball player
  • Jun 16th Ron LeFlore, American baseball player
  • Jun 17th David Concepcion, Venezuela, all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jun 18th Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano
  • Jun 19th Nick Drake, rocker (Back to Fruit Tree)
  • Jun 19th Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 19th Dervin Gordon, rocker
  • Jun 20th Nigel Morris, rocker (Isotope)
  • Jun 20th Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru
  • Jun 21st Ian McEwan, English writer
  • Jun 21st Lionel Rose, Australian boxer
  • Jun 21st Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer
  • Jun 22nd Nolan Clarke, cricketer (Barbados bat 1970-77, later Holland stalwart)
  • Jun 22nd Sue Roberts, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 22nd Todd Rundgren, Upper Darby PA, singer/guitarist (Hello it's Me)
  • Jun 23rd Clarence Thomas, Savannah Ga, 108th US Supreme Court Justice (1991- )
  • Jun 23rd Myles Goodwyn, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 23rd Nigel Osborne, composer
  • Jun 23rd Darhyl S. Ramsey, American author
  • Jun 24th Patrick Moraz, Morges, Switzerland, progressive rock keyboard player (Yes, The Moody Blues)
  • Jun 25th Michael Lembeck, Bkln, actor (Max-One Day at a Time)
  • Jun 26th Allen Michael Doyle, Woonsocket RI, PGA golfer (1991 Memorial-64th)
  • Jun 27th Angel Penna Jr, horse trainer

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