On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1948

Historical Events

  • A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead
  • World Health Organization formed by the United Nations

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnie Robinson Jr., American athlete (Olympic gold long jump 1976; bronze 1972), born in San Diego, California (d. 2020)
  • Carol Douglas, American disco singer ("Doctor's Orders"), born in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City
  • Dallas Taylor, American session drummer (Crosby, Stills & Nash; Clear Light), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)
  • Pietro Anastasi, Italian soccer striker (25 caps; Juventus, Ascoli, Inter), born in Catania, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Ronnie Wilson, American R&B keyboardist (Gap Band - "Burn Rubber On Me"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2021)
1948 Highlights

About April 7, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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