On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1948

Historical Events

  • 1st Supermarket in UK opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • US Supreme Court decision (Sipuel v Oklahoma State Board of Regents)

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Andrews, English actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
  • John Etheridge, British guitarist (Soft Machine), born in Lambeth, England
  • Kenny Allen, English footballer, born in Fenton, Michigan
  • Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2001)
  • William Nicholson, English writer, born in Lewes, United Kingdom
1948 Highlights

About January 12, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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