What Happened on August 5, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • A Jamaican 1-2 in the men's 400m at the London Olympics with Arthur Wint (46.2) beating team mate Herb McKenley for the gold medal
  • A Swedish sweep of the medals in the 3000m steeplechase at the London Olympics with Tore Sjöstrand taking gold ahead of team mates Erik Elmsäter & Göte Hagström
  • Americans Sammy Lee and Bruce Harlan go 1-2 in the 10m platform diving at the London Olympics
  • Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6) in a 3-0 win v Washington

Famous Birthdays

  • Ray Clemence, English footballer
  • Tony DiCicco, Wethersfield Ct, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996)