What Happened in 1948 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 502


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Jul 29 King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London

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

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

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Aug 10 WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 11 Summer Olympics opens in London
  • Aug 12 Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
  • Aug 12 Court of justice sentences General Friedrich Christiansen, commander of the German Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, to 12 years imprisonment
  • Aug 13 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
  • Aug 14 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
  • Aug 14 Bradman's last Test Cricket innings
  • Aug 14 England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval
  • Aug 15 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
  • Aug 15 Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
  • Aug 16 Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
  • Aug 16 Israeli pound becomes legal tender
  • Aug 17 Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
  • Aug 17 Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game for the 2nd time
  • Aug 17 Tom Henrich hits his then record tying 4th grand slam of season
  • Aug 19 9th Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 20 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)
  • Aug 20 US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin
  • Aug 21 Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
  • Aug 23 Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
  • Aug 23 World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries
  • Aug 25 Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's
  • Aug 27 102°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
  • Aug 31 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates golden jubilee
  • Sep 1 Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six
  • 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
  • Oct 1 California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages
  • Oct 1 Radio Denmark begins transmitting
  • Oct 2 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 725 performances
  • Oct 3 Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
  • Oct 3 NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week
  • Oct 4 Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game
  • Oct 4 World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft
  • Oct 6 "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • Oct 6 KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 6 The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic

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Oct 6 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 800

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

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