Historical Events in 1948 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 502

  • May 28 Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement
  • May 29 47th Men's French Championships: Frank Parker beats Jaroslav Drobny (6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 8-6)
  • May 29 47th Women's French Championships: Nelly Landry beats Shirley Fry (6-2, 0-6, 6-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda
  • May 30 A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.
  • May 31 Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings)
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: Mauri Rose wins in 4:10:23.286 (192.822 km/h)
  • Jun 1 Israel & Arabs agree to a cease fire
  • Jun 3 The musical "Sleepy Hollow" opens at St James Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Jun 3 200" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory
  • Jun 3 Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 5 Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • Jun 7 Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Pres Bernes resigns
  • Jun 7 KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
  • Jun 8 "Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC TV
  • Jun 8 "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Jun 8 John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines
  • Jun 9 WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 12 "Hold It!" closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Jun 12 The musical "Sleepy Hollow" closes at St James Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 12 "William Tell Overture" by Spike Jones peaks at #6

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 12 48th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 276 at Riviera CC in LA

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • Jun 12 80th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:28.2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jun 14 Klemens Gottwald becomes president of Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 15 1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Philadelphia A's
  • Jun 15 Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win test match anyway
  • Jun 15 WPIX TV channel 11 in NYC, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 15 WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 17 Joe Cronin pinch hit HRs in both ends of a doubleheader
  • Jun 18 American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights
  • Jun 18 National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time
  • Jun 18 Phillies pitching great Robin Roberts debut, loses 2-0 to Pirates
  • Jun 18 UN Commission on Human Rights adopts the International Declaration of Human Rights
  • Jun 19 Panama & Costa Rica recognize Israel
  • Jun 20 "Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV
  • Jun 20 20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo
  • Jun 20 Cleveland draws then record 82,781 for doubleheader
  • Jun 20 Deutsche Mark introduced in West Germany
  • Jun 21 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
  • Jun 21 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced and 78's planned to be phased out (Dr Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
  • Jun 21 Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India (formerly the last Viceroy)
  • Jun 21 Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
  • Jun 21 WNAC (now KNEV) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 24 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia nominates NY gov Thomas E. Dewey

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Jun 24 Soviet Union begins the West Berlin Blockade by stopping access by road, rail and water

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 25 Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jun 26 US begin airlift “Operation Vittles” to West Berlin
  • Jun 28 British begin airlift “Operation Plainfare” to West Berlin
  • Jun 30 Cleve Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0
  • Jun 30 Last British troops leave Israel
  • Jun 30 Transistor as a substitute for valves announced (Bell Labs)
  • Jul 1 Bradman scores 128 Australia v Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Brooklyn's Roy Campanella debuts as catcher

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Jul 1 NYC subway fare goes to 10 cents, bus fare to 7 cents and combo fare at 12 cents
  • Jul 2 62nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich (7-5 0-6 6-2 3-6 7-5)
  • Jul 2 77th British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 284 at Muirfield
  • Jul 3 55th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (6-3 8-6)
  • Jul 3 Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death, California; the execution didn't happen until 1960
  • Jul 5 Britain's National Health Service Act begins
  • Jul 7 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy
  • Jul 7 Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige
  • Jul 7 Indians sign Satchel Paige at 42
  • Jul 8 500th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated in Moscow
  • Jul 9 Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleve
  • Jul 10 "Allegro" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 318 performances
  • Jul 10 "Ballet Ballads" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • Jul 10 "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • Jul 10 Lydda Airfield captured by Israeli army
  • Jul 11 1st air bombing of Jerusalem
  • Jul 12 1st jets to fly across Atlantic (6 RAF de Havilland Vampires)
  • Jul 13 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • Jul 14 Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot near to the Italian Parliament.
  • Jul 15 Israel bombs Cairo during Arab-Israeli War
  • Jul 15 Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
  • Jul 15 US President Harry Truman nominated for another term (Philadelphia)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 16 Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Jul 17 Israeli army captures Nazareth
  • Jul 17 Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea
  • Jul 18 "Marinka" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 168 performances
  • Jul 18 Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in an 11 inning game
  • Jul 19 French government of Schuman, resigns
  • Jul 20 Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champion

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 20 Syngman Rhee elected President of South Korea

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • Jul 20 US Communist Party chairman William Forster arrested
  • Jul 21 WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 23 Progressive party convention nominates Henry Wallace for President
  • Jul 24 4 Duluth Minn Dukes (St Louis Cards Class C farm team) die in crash
  • Jul 25 35th Tour de France won by Gino Bartali of Italy
  • Jul 26 "Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance
  • Jul 26 1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show
  • Jul 26 Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant
  • Jul 26 Presient Harry Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 directing "equality of treatment & opportunity" in US armed forces
  • Jul 27 Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley
  • Jul 27 Bradman's 29th & last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404
  • Jul 27 Otto Skorzeny escapes anti-nazi camp at Darmstadt
  • Jul 28 I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
  • Jul 28 London's Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport".
  • Jul 29 King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London
  • 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
  • Aug 10 Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Mary Leakey