On This Day

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

Historic Event

US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)


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
1948 Highlights

About April 3, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years and 8 months
Leap Year: Yes

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