On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 132 on first day of 3rd Test v India; follows up with 127no in 2nd innings; Australia wins by 233

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade effective
  • Orissa province accedes to India
  • The Constitution of Italy comes into force
  • Transport Act of 1947 comes into force in the United Kingdom, nationalizing the British rail system under the name British Railways

Famous Birthdays

  • Pavel Grachev, Russian general

Famous Deaths

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