On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Italian rider Mario Ghella beats Reg Harris of Great Britain for the gold medal in the cycling sprint final at the London Olympics
  • The US crew blitzes the field to win the rowing eights gold medal at the London Olympics; beat silver medallists Great Britain by 10.2 seconds

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Campbell, American baseball player