Historical Events in October 1948

  • 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
  • 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

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

Author Albert Camus
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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