Historical Events in August 1948

  • 1st The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations is founded.
  • 3rd Cleveland's Satchel Paige make his 1st start & goes 7 innings
  • 3rd FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused of being a "communist"
  • 4th 5 day Southern States filibuster succeeds in maintaining America's poll tax
  • 5th Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)
  • 6th Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics
  • 6th Willem Drees forms Socialist government (KVP/Social Democratics/CHU/Liberal) in the Netherlands
  • 6th Fanny Blankers-Koen (Neth) is 1st women to win 3 golds at Olympics
  • 7th 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns
  • 7th Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)
  • 8th "Hold It!" opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 10th ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)
  • 10th Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC

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

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
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Donald Bradman
  • 10th WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 11th Summer Olympics opens in London
  • 12th Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
  • 12th Court of justice sentences General Friedrich Christiansen, commander of the German Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, to 12 years imprisonment
  • 13th Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
  • 14th 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
  • 14th Bradman's last Test Cricket innings
  • 14th England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval
  • 15th 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
  • 15th Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
  • 16th Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
  • 16th Israeli pound becomes legal tender
  • 17th Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
  • 17th Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game for the 2nd time
  • 17th Tom Henrich hits his then record tying 4th grand slam of season
  • 19th 9th Venice Film Festival opens
  • 20th 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)
  • 20th US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin
  • 21st Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
  • 23rd Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
  • 23rd World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries
  • 25th Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's
  • 27th 102°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
  • 31st Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates golden jubilee