On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1948

Historical Events

  • Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut Eng v WI, out for 140
  • John Costello follows Eamon Da Valera as premier of Ireland
  • Test cricket debut of Frank Worrell for the West Indies vs. England at Port-of-Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • Susan Bernard, American author, actress (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) Playboy playmate (Dec, 1966), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Vangelis Kordompoulis, Greek jazz pianist, composer, and music educator, born in Patras, Greece

Famous Deaths

  • Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), dies at 50
1948 Highlights

About February 11, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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