March 1948 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 5 US rocket flies record 4800 kph to 126km height
  • Mar 7 The Dodecanese islands officially become part of Greece again, ending Italian rule.
  • Mar 8 US Supreme Court rules in McCollum v. Board of Education that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional
  • Mar 9 Provisionary Indonesian government installed in Batavia
  • Mar 10 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca
  • Mar 11 Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
  • Mar 12 -5°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
  • Mar 14 Freedom Train arrives in SF
  • Mar 18 France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
  • Mar 18 Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting

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Mar 18 Soviet consultants have left Yugoslavia in first sign of Tito-Stalin split.

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Mar 19 Lee Savold KOs Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • Mar 23 John Cunningham sets world altitude record (54,492' (18,133 m))
  • Mar 27 The Second Congress of the Workers' Party of North Korea is convened.
  • Mar 28 2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win
  • Mar 31 Congress passes Marshall Aid Act to rehabilitate war-torn Europe

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Jeff Kennett, Australian politician
  • Mar 3 Reed Hundt, FCC chairman
  • Mar 4 Shakin' Stevens, [Mike Barrett], Wales, rocker (You Drive Me Crazy)
  • Mar 4 Lindy Chamberlain, Australian author
  • Mar 4 James Ellroy, American writer
  • Mar 4 Jean O'Leary, American gay and lesbian rights activist and politician (d. 2005)
  • Mar 5 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • Mar 6 James FCS "Jim" Woude, cartoonist
  • Mar 9 Jamie Lyn Bauer, actress (Young & Restless, Centerfold Girls), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Mar 9 Emma Bonino, Italian politician
  • Mar 10 Ed Grundy, American rocker (Bloodrock)
  • Mar 11 Roy Barnes, 80th Governor of Georgia
  • Mar 12 Kent Conrad, (Sen-D North Dakota)
  • Mar 12 Les Holroyd, Oldham England, rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
  • Mar 12 Virginia Bottomley, British minister of health and heritage
  • Mar 14 Tom Coburn, American politician, junior senator from Oklahoma
  • Mar 15 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
  • Mar 15 Kate Bornstein, American author
  • Mar 16 Margaret [Edith] Weis, American sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
  • Mar 17 Pat Lloyd, rocker (The Equals), born in London
  • Mar 17 Robert Braunwart, who added thousands of dates to this database
  • Mar 17 William [Ford] Gibson, Canadian sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)
  • Mar 17 Alexander Nelson Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport, British-born investment banker
  • Mar 18 Lockwood Phillips, American radio host
  • Mar 20 Pamela Sargent, American sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives)
  • Mar 22 Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist
  • Mar 23 Michael Gleeson, otolaryngologist
  • Mar 23 R J Bennett, FBA/geographer
  • Mar 25 Michael Stanley, rocker (Michael Stanley Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 28 Gerry House, American radio personality
  • Mar 30 Mervyn King, English economist, Governor of the Bank of England (2003-13), born in Chesham Bois
  • Mar 30 Nigel Jones, British MP
  • Mar 30 Eddie Jordan, Irish motorsport F1 boss and TV commentator, born in Dublin

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Mar 31 Al Gore, American politician and environmentalist (Vice President: 1993-2001), born in Washington, D.C.

45th Vice President of the United States Al Gore
45th Vice President of the United States
Al Gore
  • Mar 31 David Eisenhower, author and grandson of President Eisenhower (married Julie Nixon), born in West Point, New York

Deaths in History

  • Mar 3 Antonin Artaud, writer, dies at 51
  • Mar 6 Ross Lockridge, Jr., American novelist (b. 1914)
  • Mar 10 Jan Masaryk, Czech Foreign minister, commits suicide or is murdered
  • Mar 10 Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1900)
  • Mar 24 Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter (b. 1885)
  • Mar 26 Helen Ernst, German poster artist/resistance fighter, dies at about 43
  • Mar 29 Olev Siinmaa, Estonian architect (b. 1881)
  • Mar 31 Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Raging Reporter), dies at 62