On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1948

Historical Events

  • Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
  • US Open Women's Golf, Atlantic City CC: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins by 8 strokes from Betty Hicks

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Thomas "Tom" Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers), born in Visalia, California
  • George Ryton, British engineer, born in Singapore
  • Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer (It'll All Come Around), born in Campbellton, New Brunswick
1948 Highlights

About August 15, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo