What Happened in 1948 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 502 of 502

  • Dec 30 "Kiss Me, Kate" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 1077 performances
  • Dec 31 Dutch police actions up Java gone on strike

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 801

  • Aug 16 Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player
  • Aug 16 Pierre Reid, Canadian politician and teacher
  • Aug 17 Bo Rucker, actor (Superman, Soup for One, Lock Up), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Aug 17 Rod MacDonald, American musician
  • Aug 18 Carol O'Neal, playmate (July, 1972)
  • Aug 18 Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesia, All-England tennis champ
  • Aug 18 Joseph Marcell, British actor
  • Aug 19 Tipper Gore, wife of US Vice President Al Gore (1993-01)
  • Aug 19 Susan Jacks (Susan Pesklevits) Saskatoon Canada, singer and songwriter

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Aug 20 Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin-Whole Lotta Love), born in West Bromwich, England

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
  • Aug 20 John Noble, Australian actor
  • Aug 21 Robert Hazard, American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), (d. 2008)
  • Aug 22 Rob Buckman, British broadcaster/actor (Pink Medicine Show)
  • Aug 22 Eleonora Brown, Italian actress
  • Aug 23 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • Aug 23 Ron Blomberg, 1st baseman (NY Yankees)/1st designated hitter
  • Aug 23 Andrei Pleşu, Romanian writer, essayist
  • Aug 23 Daniel Ruettiger "Rudy", University of Notre Dame football legend
  • Aug 24 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
  • Aug 24 Kim Sung-Il, Chief of Staff of Republic of Korea Air Force
  • Aug 27 Andy Turnell, horse trainer
  • Aug 27 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (d. 1990)
  • Aug 28 Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 28 Murray Parker, cricketer (brother of John Three Tests for NZ 1976)
  • Aug 28 Vonda N[eel] McIntyre, US, sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV)
  • Aug 29 Charles David Walker, astronaut (STS 12 STS 16 STS 23)
  • Aug 30 Lewis Black, American comedian
  • Aug 30 Donnacha O'Dea, Irish poker player and swimmer
  • Aug 31 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (d. 1982)
  • Aug 31 Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter
  • Aug 31 Holger Osieck, German footballer and coach
  • Aug 31 Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist (Scorpions)
  • Sep 1 Józef Życiński, Polish archbishop and philosopher
  • Sep 1 James Rebhorn, PA, actor (White Collar, Homeland), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Sep 2 Christa McAuliffe, American teacher who died in Challenger space shuttle disaster, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Sep 2 Terry Bradshaw, NFL QB (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)
  • Sep 3 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 3 Minouche Janmaat-Abee, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Sep 3 Ronald W Harris, Canton Oh, lightweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Sep 3 Tara Oedayraj Singh Varma, 1st black woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber
  • Sep 3 Levy Mwanawasa - Zambian Politician (d. 2008)
  • Sep 4 Marian H J Soutendijk, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Sep 4 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong singer
  • Sep 5 Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austrian diplomat and politician
  • Sep 6 Claydes Charles Smith, guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Sep 7 Susan Blakely, Frankfurt Germany, actress (Rich Man Poor Man)
  • Sep 8 Great Kabuki, [Akihisa Yone Yoshi Mera], wrestler (NWA/NJPW/WAR/SWS)
  • Sep 8 Kathy Hite-James, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 8 Lynn/Marilyn [Lorraine] Abbey, US, sci-fi author (Black Flame)
  • Sep 10 Bob Lanier, NBA center (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Sep 10 Judy Geeson, Arundei Sussex England, actress (To Sir With Love, Berserk)
  • Sep 10 Margaret Trudeau, former Canadian 1st lady, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Sep 10 Tony Gatlif, Algerian-born director
  • Sep 10 Bob Lanier, American basketball player
  • Sep 10 Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer
  • Sep 10 Charlie Waters, American football player
  • Sep 11 John Martyn, British musician, born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • Sep 12 Max Walker, Australian cricket player
  • Sep 12 Luis Lima, Argentinian tenor
  • Sep 13 Clyde Kusatsu, actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sep 13 Nell Carter, actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Sep 13 Dimitri Nanopoulos, Greek physicist
  • Sep 14 Fred "Sonic" Smith, guitarist
  • Sep 15 Suzyn Waldman, American Sportscaster
  • Sep 16 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England
  • Sep 16 Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), born in San Diego, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 16 Rosemary Casals, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon), born in San Francisco, California

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 17 John Ritter, actor (Jack-3's Company, Hearts Afire), born in Burbank, California
  • Sep 17 Patricia Kluge, Baghdad Iraq, wife of Billionaire John Kluge
  • Sep 18 Ken Brett, American baseball player (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 19 Jeremy Irons, actor (Reversal of Fortune, The Lion King), born in Isle of Wight, England

  • Sep 19 Michael Cooper, sodomizer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 19 Nadezhda Tkachenko, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Sep 19 Mihai Timofti, Director, actor, musician from Moldova-Chisinau
  • Sep 20 George R. R. Martin, American fantasy and sci-fi author (A Song of Ice and Fire), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Sep 21 Artis Gilmore, ABA all star (Kentucky Colonels)
  • Sep 21 Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)
  • Sep 22 Bill Orton, (Rep-D-Utah)
  • Sep 22 Mark A P Phillips, British ex of princess Anne
  • Sep 22 Denis Burke, Australian politician
  • Sep 22 Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
  • Sep 23 Rob van Koningsbruggen, sculptor
  • Sep 24 Bernadette Hingley, British priest
  • Sep 24 Gordon Clapp, North Conway NH, actor (Greg Medavoy-NYPD Blue)

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Sep 24 Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse), born in Brantford, Ontario (d. 1998)

  • Sep 24 Heinz Chur, German composer

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Sep 26 Olivia Newton-John, singer (Lets Get Physical), born in Cambridge, England

  • Sep 26 Vladimir Remek, Czechoslovakia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 28)
  • Sep 27 A Martinez, American actor (L.A. Law, Santa Barbara), born in Glendale, California
  • Sep 27 Barbara Dickson, singer
  • Sep 27 Michael Houlihan, director (Horniman Museum & Gardens)
  • Sep 27 Michele Dotrice, English actor
  • Sep 27 Tom Braidwood, Canadian actor
  • Sep 27 John K. Reed, American coral biologist
  • Sep 28 Marielle Goitschel, France, slalom (Olympic-gold-1968) [or 1945]
  • Sep 29 Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 29 John M McHugh, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Sep 29 Mark Farner, Mich, guitar/vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad-Locomotion)
  • Sep 29 Mike Pinera, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)
  • Sep 29 Viktor Krovopouskov, USSR, sabres/fencer (Olympic gold, individual and team, 1976, 1980)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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