On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1948

Historical Events

  • The weightlifting competition at the London Olympics concludes with the US (4) and Egypt (2) dominant, combining to win all of the 6 gold medals

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Boyd, Scottish director and producer (Goldeneye, 21, East of Elephant Rock), born in Nairn
  • Jan Palach, Czech student protester (d. 1969)
1948 Highlights

About August 11, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo