On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1948

Historical Events

  • Finland goes 1-2 in the Nordic combined event at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Heikki Hasu takes gold ahead of teammate Martti Huhtala

Historic Publication

Important South African anti-apartheid novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton is published in the US

  • Johnny Palmer sets a 36-hole PGA Tour scoring record with rounds of 62-64 in the Tucson Open; finishes runner-up by 1 stroke to Skip Alexander who cards tournament record total 264

Historic Event

Nine Malay sultanates and two British Straits Settlements (Penang and Malacca) form the Federation of Malaya

  • Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed

Famous Birthdays

  • Debbie Austin, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour wins), born in Oneida, New York

Rick James

Rick James [James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.], American funk musician ("Super Freak"), born in Buffalo New York (d. 2004)


1948 Highlights

About February 1, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius