On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark
  • Hines Johnson's debut as a bowler for West Indies to win v England 10-96

Famous Birthdays

  • J. J. [John James] Williams, Welsh rugby player, born in Nantyffyllon, Wales
  • Jimmy Cliff [James Chambers], Jamaican Reggae singer, born in St James, Jamaica
  • Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)