On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1948

Historical Events

  • Hadassah Convoy Massacre: Vehicles bringing Jewish staff and medical supplies to Hadassah Hospital and University on Mount Scopus, Jerusalem attacked by Arab forces; 79 killed by bombs, grenades, and sniper fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Robinson, American writer and actress (Mean Streets), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Nam Hae-il, 25th Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy
  • Sue Doughty, British politician (MP for Guildford), born in York, England
  • [Piet] "Peter" Sweval, American rock bassist (Looking Glass - "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" ; Starz - "Cherry Baby"), born in Toms River, New Jersey (d. 1990)
1948 Highlights

About April 13, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries