On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1948

Historical Events

  • A flash of light is observed in crater Plato on Moon
  • NYC subway fares jump from 5 cents to 10 cents
  • Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Toronto Maple Leafs go back-to-back with a 7-2 win over Detroit Red Wings for a 4-0 series sweep
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

Famous Birthdays

  • Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician
  • Chester G. Atkins, American politician (Rep-D-Mass 1985-93)
  • Larry Ferguson, keyboardist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing), born in Nassau, Bahamas
1948 Highlights

About April 14, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries