On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1948

Historical Events

  • ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)
  • Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Famous Birthdays

  • Pal Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (Olympic bronze 1972, 80)
  • Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Brown, Scottish football coach (b. 1870)
  • Emmy Hennings-Ball [Emma Cordsen], German poet and performer dies at 63
  • Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian, writer, and peace activist, dies at 74
  • Lucille Bogan, American blues singer and songwriter ("Sweet Petunia"; "Black Angel Blues"), dies from coronary sclerosis at 51
  • Montague Summers, English clergyman and writer (Malleus Maleficarum), dies at 68
1948 Highlights

About August 10, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo