On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, rock organist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

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