On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1948

Famous Birthdays

  • Benzion Freshwater, English multi-millionaire property investor, born in Sassov, Galicia, Poland
  • Eddie James Hart, American 4x100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Martinez, California
  • Paul Cellucci, American politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, born in Hudson, Massachusetts (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer, dies at 84
  • Joseph Wihtol, composer, dies at 84
  • Manuel Ponce, Mexican composer (Ferial), dies at 65
  • Rosita Marstini, actress (I Cover Waterfront, Big Parade), dies at 54
1948 Highlights

About April 24, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus