On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1948

Historical Events

  • 1st radio-controlled airplane flown

Sports History

Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia

  • KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Nils Karlsson wins the 50k cross country gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Swedish skiers win all 3 cross-country events at the Games
  • World & European champion Barbara Ann Scott becomes the first Canadian to win a women's figure skating Olympic gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Games

Famous Birthdays

  • José Luis Capón, Spanish soccer defender (13 caps; Atlético Madrid, 200 games), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator, dies at 38
1948 Highlights

About February 6, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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