What Happened on January 1, 1948

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Historical Events

  • 14th Orange Bowl: #10 Georgia Tech beats #12 Kansas, 20-14
  • 14th Sugar Bowl: #5 Texas beats #6 Alabama, 27-7
  • 1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena, California)
  • 34th Rose Bowl: #2 Michigan beats #8 Southern California, 49-0
  • After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • British railways are nationalised to form British Rail.
  • General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade effective
  • Italy adopts constitution
  • Orissa province accedes to India
  • The Constitution of Italy comes into force.

Famous Birthdays

  • Pavel Grachev, Russian general

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann K J Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Liebesmesse), dies at 66
  • Willem LandrĂ©, Dutch composer, dies at 73