On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1948

Historical Events

  • "Cradle Will Rock" closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 performances
  • After winning Lake Placid (1932) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen (1936) Olympic ski jumping gold medals, Birger Ruud comes out of retirement to win silver in St. Moritz in a Norwegian medal sweep

Historic Event

Omar Bradley succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as US Army Chief of Staff

US WWII General Omar Bradley
US WWII General
Omar Bradley
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

  • David Campbell, Canadian composer (worked with Adele, Justin Timberlake), born in Toronto
  • Jimmy Greenspoon, American session and touring rock organist (Three Dog Night - "Joy to the World"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Red McKenzie, American jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), dies at 48
1948 Highlights

About February 7, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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