What Happened on August 16, 1948

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Hay, Dutch singer, guitarist, flute and saxophone player (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in Faizabad, India
  • Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player
  • Pierre Reid, Canadian politician and teacher
Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

Babe RuthBabe Ruth (1895-1948)

American Baseball Hall of Fame slugger (MLB All-Star 1933, 34; 7 x World Series champion; 12 × AL home run leader 1918–21, 23-24, 1926–31; Boston RS, NY Yankees), dies of Nasopharynx cancer at 53

About August 16, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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