On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1948

Historical Events

  • "Hold It!" opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Floyd Reese, American football administrator (GM Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans 1994-2006) and analyst (ESPN's NFL Live, ESPN.com), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 2021)
  • Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A)
1948 Highlights

About August 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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