On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1948

Historical Events

  • 52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:02; his 4th victory in the event
  • American Broadcasting Company (ABC) TV network debuts

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Chiang Kai-shek elected President of Nationalist China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek

Famous Birthdays

  • Rick Miller, American baseball player, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
1948 Highlights

About April 19, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries