On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
  • World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrei Ple┼ču, Romanian writer and essayist, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Daniel Ruettiger "Rudy", University of Notre Dame football legend, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Ron Blomberg, American 1st baseman (NY Yankees) and 1st designated hitter, born in Atlanta, Georgia