On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1948

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Australian fast bowler Ray Lindwall takes 6-20 as England dismissed for a record low 52 in 5th cricket Test at the Oval; Don Bradman out for 0 in final Test innings

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • XIV Olympic Games close at London, Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Marcell, British actor (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), born in Castries, Saint Lucia
  • Terry Adams, American piano player and composer (NRBQ - Me And The Boys), born in Louisville, Kentucky
1948 Highlights

About August 14, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo