On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
  • Israeli pound becomes legal tender

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
  • Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player
  • Pierre Reid, Canadian politician and teacher

Famous Deaths

Person of interestBabe Ruth

George Herman (Babe) Ruth, American Baseball Hall of Fame slugger, dies of Esophageal cancer 53

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth