What Happened on April 3, 1948

Historical Events

  • 1st US figure skating championships held
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button

Marshall Plan Signed

US President Harry Truman signs the Marshall Plan to rebuild war-torn Western Europe after World War II, granting an initial $5 billion in aid to 16 European countries

1948 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Arlette Cousture, French Canadian writer (Les filles de Caleb), born in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada
  • Garrick Ohlsson, American concert pianist (International Busoni winner, 1966; Chopin Prize, 1970), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Mary Gordon-Watson, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972), born in Blandford, Dorset
Born in 1948

About April 3, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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