On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1948

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates golden jubilee

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (d. 1982)
  • Holger Osieck, German footballer and coach
  • Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter
  • Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer), born in Hildesheim, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Andrei A Zjdanov, Rus politician (against kosmopolitism), dies at 52
  • Billy Laughlin, American child actor (Froggy- Our Gang), dies in a car accident at 16
1948 Highlights

About August 31, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo