On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1948

Historical Events

  • 1st Jewish-Arab military battle, arabs defeated
  • Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh created
  • KCPX (now KTVX) TV channel 4 in Salt Lake City, UT (ABC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Krzywicki, American classical music composer, conductor, and educator born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Michael Kamen, American composer and arranger (film scores to Brazil and Mr. Holland's Opus; Pink Floyd), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths


5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • Radola Gajda, Czech military commander & politician, dies at 56
1948 Highlights

About April 15, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries