What Happened on August 15, 1948

Historical Events

  • Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)

US Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, Atlantic City CC: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins by 8 strokes from Betty Hicks

Famous Birthdays

  • George Ryton, British engineer, born in Singapore
  • Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer ("It'll All Come Around"), born in Campbellton, New Brunswick
  • Tom Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers, 1970-77 & 1987-present - "Listen To The Music"; "China Grove"), born in Visalia, California
1948 Highlights

About August 15, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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