What Happened in 1948 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 502

  • Oct 9 WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 10 Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
  • Oct 11 "Love Life" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 252 performances
  • Oct 11 "Where's Chartev?" opens at St James Theater NYC for 792 performances
  • Oct 11 Cleve Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series
  • Oct 12 Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager
  • Oct 14 Batavia lt-governor-general van Mook dismissed
  • Oct 14 Large scale fighting between Israel & Egypt
  • Oct 15 China's Red army occupies Chinchov
  • Oct 16 "Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 831 performances
  • Oct 16 Demonstration by Moscow Jews honoring Israeli ambassador Golda Meir
  • Oct 18 Operation 10 Plagues - Israeli offensive against Egyptian army
  • Oct 19 "My Romance" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 95 performances
  • Oct 21 Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
  • Oct 21 Dutch Constellation crashes at Prestwick Scotland (40 murder)
  • Oct 21 Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington, D.C.)
  • Oct 21 UN rejects Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
  • Oct 22 Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel
  • Oct 24 Bernard M Baruch introduces term "Cold War"
  • Oct 24 Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta" premieres
  • Oct 24 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical In Multiplicibus Curis
  • Oct 24 WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 25 Special Council of Annulment convicts F Weinreb for collaboration

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 27 Albert Camus' "L'etat de Siege" premieres in Paris

Author Albert Camus
Albert Camus
  • Oct 27 Israel recaptures Nizzanim in Negev
  • Oct 27 Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc (BDS).
  • Oct 28 Flag of Israel is adopted
  • Oct 29 Israeli forces liberate Meron & Gush-Halev
  • Oct 29 Safsaf massacre, Israeli defence forces attack Palestinian village of Safsaf in the Galilee
  • Oct 30 20 die & 6,000 made ill by smog in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 30 Operation Hiram: Israelis take control of Galilee
  • Nov 1 Mao's Red army conquerors Mukden, Manchuria

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 2 US President Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas E. Dewey

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Nov 2 WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 3 2nd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Chicago

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Nov 4 American-born British poet T. S. Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • Nov 12 Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
  • Nov 12 The first mobile betatron (particle accelerator) begins operation at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland
  • Nov 13 "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King

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Nov 15 Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • Nov 16 Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
  • Nov 17 Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
  • Nov 20 US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)
  • Nov 23 Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
  • Nov 24 WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 25 16-inch coastal guns removed from Fort Funston, San Francisco
  • Nov 25 KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Nov 26 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years.

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • Nov 27 36th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
  • Nov 27 Honda 1st opens in America
  • Nov 28 "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV
  • Nov 29 "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie" debuted on NBC
  • Nov 29 1st opera to be televised, "Othello", broadcast from the Met (NYC)
  • Nov 29 KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 30 Baseball's Negro National League disbands
  • Nov 30 Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP
  • Nov 30 Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin
  • Dec 1 Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan as King of Palestine
  • Dec 1 Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player

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Dec 2 Stan Musial is picked NL MVP

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Dec 3 "Pumpkin Papers" come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss)
  • Dec 3 1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn in

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Dec 3 Don Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 3 Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea killing 1,100
  • Dec 4 "Magdalena" closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 48 performances
  • Dec 4 SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River, China, sinks killing 2,750 die
  • Dec 4 13th Iron Bowl (first since 1907): Alabama beats Auburn 55-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 5 NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions
  • Dec 8 "Marinka" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 168 performances
  • Dec 8 14th Heisman Trophy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (HB)
  • Dec 8 Jordan annexs Arabic Palestine
  • Dec 9 UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide
  • Dec 10 UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Dec 11 WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 11 WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 12 Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre - 14 members of the Scots Guards stationed in Malaysia allegedly massacre 24 unarmed civilians and set fire to the village.
  • Dec 15 Former state dept official Alger Hiss indicted in NYC for perjury
  • Dec 16 "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • Dec 18 Indonesia begins its 2nd political election
  • Dec 18 WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 19 2nd political action of Java/Sumatra
  • Dec 19 8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3")
  • Dec 19 Cleveland Browns beats Buffalo Bills 49-7 in AAFC championship game
  • Dec 19 Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cards 7-0 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 20 Second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia
  • Dec 21 O'Neil Place in the Bronx erronously renamed O'Neill Place
  • Dec 21 State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence
  • Dec 21 1949 NFL Draft: Chuck Bednarik from University of Pennsylvania first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • Dec 22 KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 24 First US completely solar heated house is occupied (Dover, Mass)
  • Dec 24 Greek government disbands due to state of war, press censorship
  • Dec 26 Hungarian cardinal József Mindszenty arrested
  • Dec 28 IDF crosses Egyptian border
  • Dec 28 Middel-Java as a whole in Dutch hands
  • Dec 28 US announced a study to launch an Earth satellite
  • Dec 28 The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
  • Dec 29 "Rape of Lucretia" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Dec 29 Canada recognizes Israel
  • Dec 29 US State Dept announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 802

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 28 Kathy Bates, academy award winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Actress Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
  • Jun 29 Dervin Gordon, British musician (The Equals), born in Jamaica
  • Jun 29 Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet)
  • Jun 29 Charles McCorquodale, art historian
  • Jun 29 Fred Grandy, Sioux City IA, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1986- )/actor (Love Boat)
  • Jun 29 Ian Paice, British hard rock drummer(White Snake, Deep Purple)
  • Jun 29 Loncoln Gordon, rocker
  • Jul 2 Saul Rubinek, Canadian film actor
  • Jul 2 Gene McFadden, American songwriter (d. 2006)
  • Jul 3 Peter Ruzicka, composer
  • Jul 3 Tarmo Koivisto, Finnish comics artist
  • Jul 4 Ed Armbrister, baseball player
  • Jul 4 Jeremy Spencer, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well)
  • Jul 4 René Arnoux, France, formula-1 racer (6th place-1980)
  • Jul 5 Julie Nixon Eisenhower, daughter of Richard Milhaus, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 5 William Hootkins, American actor (d. 2005)
  • Jul 6 Brad Park, Scarborough Ontario, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
  • Jul 6 Nathalie Baye, Mainneville France, actress (Beau Pere, Honeymoon)
  • Jul 6 Wadih Saadeh, Lebanese-Australian poet
  • Jul 6 Tom Curley, American media executive
  • Jul 7 Fred Brown, NBAer (Seattle SuperSonic)
  • Jul 7 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2012)
  • Jul 7 Jean Leclerc, French-Canadian actor
  • Jul 8 Kim Darby, American actress (True Grit, Enola Gay, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 8 Raffi, children's singer (Baby Beluga)
  • Jul 9 Hassan Wirajuda, Indonesian current foreign minister
  • Jul 12 Richard Simmons, exercise guru (Deal-a-Meal)
  • Jul 12 Walter Egan, rock vocalist (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 12 Ben Burtt, American sound designer
  • Jul 12 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], Kermit, Texas, American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown)
  • Jul 13 Alf Hansen, Norway, double sculls (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Jul 13 Daphne Maxwell Reid, actress (Frank's Place)
  • Jul 13 Don Sweet, CFL, NFL place kicker (Montreal, Green Bay), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • Jul 13 Linda Ann Simon, airline capt
  • Jul 13 Robert Underwood, (Rep-D-Guam)
  • Jul 13 Ronald K Machtley, (Rep-R-Rhode Island)
  • Jul 13 Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
  • Jul 14 Tommy Matola, rock manager/CEO (CBS records)
  • Jul 15 Enrique Basilio, hurler, 1st lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968)
  • Jul 15 Alicia Bridges, American singer
  • Jul 16 Pinchas Zukerman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/violist (Leventritt 1967)
  • Jul 16 Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor
  • Jul 17 Brian Glascock, rock drummer (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Jul 17 Cathy Ferguson, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Jul 17 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, born in Zurich Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • Jul 17 Phillip Harris, rocker
  • Jul 17 Ron Asheton, guitarist and song writer (Iggy Pop), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2009).
  • Jul 18 Cesar Zuiderwijk, Dutch rock drummer (Golden Earring, Radar Love)
  • Jul 18 Phil Harris, rocker (Ace)
  • Jul 18 Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 18 Carlos Colón, Sr., Puerto Rican professional wrestler
  • Jul 19 Beverly Archer, Oak Park Ill, actress (Iola-Mama's Family)
  • Jul 19 Keith Godchaux, rock keyboardist (Grateful Dead)
  • Jul 20 Mary Dwyer, LPGA golfer
  • Jul 20 Richard H Lehman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 21 Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train), born in London, England

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • Jul 21 Art Hindle, Halifax Nova Scotia, actor (Jeff-Dallas, Berrengers)
  • Jul 21 Garry Trudeau, political cartoonist (Doonesbury)
  • Jul 21 Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
  • Jul 22 S. E. Hinton, American author
  • Jul 22 Otto Waalkes, German comedian
  • Jul 23 John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician
  • Jul 25 Brian M[ichael] Stableford, UK, sci-fi author (Day of Wrath)
  • Jul 25 Steve Goodman, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 26 Norair Nurikian, Bulgari, bantam weight (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)
  • Jul 27 Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • Jul 27 Peggy Fleming Jenkins, figure skater (Olym-gold-1968), born in San Jose, California
  • Jul 28 Georgia Engel, actress (Georgette- The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 28 Sergei Bodrov, Khabarovsk Russia, director (Katala, Somebody to Love)
  • Jul 28 Gerald Casale, american musician and director (founding member of Devo)
  • Jul 29 Neal Walk, American basketball player (Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Jazz, NY Knicks), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Jul 30 Jean Reno, Moroccan-born French actor
  • Jul 31 Leaveil Degree, rocker (Whispers)
  • Aug 1 Robert [Bob] Spink, British MP
  • Aug 2 Robert P Holdstock, UK, sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth)
  • Aug 2 Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist
  • Aug 3 Pierre Lacroix, National Hockey League executive
  • Aug 4 James C Slattery, (Rep-D-Kansas, 1983- )
  • Aug 5 Tony DiCicco, Wethersfield Ct, US women's soccer coach (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 5 Ray Clemence, English footballer
  • Aug 6 Michael Peters, choreographer (What's Love Got to Do with It)
  • Aug 7 Greg Chappell, cricketer (bro of Ian Elegant Aussie batsman 1970-84)
  • Aug 7 Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author
  • Aug 8 Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A)
  • Aug 9 Bill Campbell, American baseball player
  • Aug 10 Pal Gerevich, Hungary, fencer (Olympic-bronze-1972, 80)
  • Aug 10 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • Aug 11 Don Boyd, Scottish director and producer (Goldeneye, 21, East of Elephant Rock), born in Nairn
  • Aug 11 Jan Palach, Czechoslovakian student protester (d. 1969)
  • Aug 12 Graham Zellick, principal (Queen Mary & Westfield College London)
  • Aug 12 Ron Mael, [J Ronald Day], Culver City Ca, rock keyboardist (Sparks)
  • Aug 13 Cliff Fish, English rocker (Paper Lace)
  • Aug 13 Kathleen Battle, Portsmouth Ohio, soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser)
  • Aug 13 Mosiuoa Patrick "Terror" Lekota, South African UDF/ANC-leader
  • Aug 13 Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • Aug 14 Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
  • Aug 15 Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer
  • Aug 15 George Ryton, British engineer
  • Aug 15 Charles Thomas "Tom" Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers), born in Visalia, California
  • Aug 16 Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)

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