What Happened on August 9, 1948

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 pitcher (MLB All Star, AL saves leader 1977; AL Rolaids Relief Man Award 1976, 77; Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2023)

Famous Deaths

  • Hugo Boss, German fashion designer (Hugo Boss), dies at 63
1948 Highlights

About August 9, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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