On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1948

Historical Events

  • Soen Nakagawa & Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Leshner, Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate

Person of interestRobert Allen Litchfield

Robert A. Litchfield, American bank robber who was on the FBI most wanted list in the 1980s

Famous Deaths

  • Josef Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40
1948 Highlights

About April 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries