September 1948 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Communist form North China People's Republic
  • Sep 3 W Gomulka deposed as general secretary of Polish Worker's party
  • 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 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 10 Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
  • 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 F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1080 kph
  • Sep 15 WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WMGM
  • Sep 18 Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)
  • Sep 18 Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine
  • Sep 24 Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)
  • Sep 24 The Honda Motor Company is founded.
  • Sep 29 "Hamlet" directed by and starring Laurence Olivier's opens at Park Avenue Cinema (Best Picture 1949)

Birthdays in History

  • 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 3 Minouche Janmaat-Abee, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 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 5 Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austrian diplomat and politician
  • Sep 8 Lynn/Marilyn [Lorraine] Abbey, US, sci-fi author (Black Flame)
  • Sep 10 Margaret Trudeau, former Canadian 1st lady, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Sep 10 Tony Gatlif, Algerian-born director
  • Sep 10 Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer
  • Sep 13 Dimitri Nanopoulos, Greek physicist
  • Sep 17 Patricia Kluge, Baghdad Iraq, wife of Billionaire John Kluge
  • Sep 19 Michael Cooper, sodomizer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in San Francisco, California
  • 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 22 Bill Orton, (Rep-D-Utah)
  • Sep 22 Mark A P Phillips, British ex of princess Anne
  • Sep 22 Denis Burke, Australian politician
  • Sep 23 Rob van Koningsbruggen, sculptor
  • Sep 24 Bernadette Hingley, British priest
  • Sep 26 Vladimir Remek, Czechoslovakia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 28)
  • Sep 27 Michael Houlihan, director (Horniman Museum & Gardens)
  • Sep 27 John K. Reed, American coral biologist
  • Sep 29 John M McHugh, (Rep-R-NY)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy (b. 1883)
  • Sep 3 Eduard Benesj, president Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48), dies
  • Sep 5 Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (b. 1881)
  • Sep 6 Gerrit H Kersten, vicar/founder (Calvinist Party), dies at 66
  • Sep 7 Henricus A Poels, Dutch RC theologist/social foreman, dies at 80
  • Sep 8 Thomas Mofolo, Lesotho writer (b. 1876)
  • Sep 11 Mohammed Ali Jinnah, 1st governor of Pakistan (1947-48), dies at 71
  • Sep 16 Ferdinand I MKLM, prince of Saxony-Coburg/tsar of Bulgaria, dies
  • Sep 17 Count Folke Bernadotte, UN mediator for Palestine, assassinated
  • Sep 17 Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist (Patterns of Culture), dies at 61
  • Sep 28 Gregg Toland, cinematographer, dies at 44

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 30 Edith Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, dies at 87

First Lady of the United States Edith Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States
Edith Roosevelt