What Happened on August 17, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
  • Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game for the 2nd time
  • Tom Henrich hits his then record tying 4th grand slam of season

Famous Birthdays

  • Bo Rucker, actor (Superman, Soup for One, Lock Up), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Rod MacDonald, American musician

Famous Deaths

  • Nico J. Polak, Dutch economist, dies at 60