On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1948

Historical Events

  • Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark
  • Fast bowler Hines Johnson has match figures of 10-96 on debut in West Indies 4th cricket Test win v England in Kingston, Jamaica; first fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a single Test for West Indies

Famous Birthdays

  • J. J. Williams, Welsh rugby union winger (30 caps Wales, 7 British & Irish Lions; Grand Slam 1976, 78), born in Nantyffyllon, Wales (d. 2020)
  • Javier Irureta, Spanish soccer midfielder (6 caps; Atlético Madrid, Athletic Bilbao) and manager (Deportivo La Coruña 1998-2005), born in Irun, Spain
  • Jimmy Cliff [James Chambers], Jamaican Reggae singer, born in St James, Jamaica
  • Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)
  • Willie Montañez, Puerto Rican baseball first baseman (MLB All Star 1977; Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves), born in Cataño, Puerto Rico
1948 Highlights

About April 1, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries