On This Day

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 player
1948 Highlights

About August 9, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo