On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1948

Historical Events

  • Lawson Little earns his first tournament victory since his US Navy discharge capturing the St. Petersburg Open by 3 strokes over Bobby Locke; last golfer to win a PGA Tour event on Leap Year Day
  • Stern-group bomb on Cairo-Haifa train kills 27 British soldiers

Famous Birthdays

  • JirĊ Akagawa, Japanese novelist (Ghost Train), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Nikolai Pimenov, Russian rower (World C'ship gold coxless pairs 1981, 85, 86; Olympic silver 1976), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Patricia [Anne] McKillip, American sci-fi author (Fool's Run)
  • Yuri Pimenov, Russian rower (World C'ship gold coxless pairs 1981, 85, 86; Olympic silver 1976), born in Moscow, Russia
1948 Highlights

About February 29, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces