On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1948

Historical Events

  • 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon

Famous Birthdays

  • Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Soviet cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71), born in Riga, Latvia
  • Cliff Thorburn, Canadian champion snooker player, born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer, born in Patea, New Zealand (d. 2002)

Person of interestJohn Carpenter

John Carpenter, American film director (Halloween, The Thing), born in Carthage, New York

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor, born in Greenwich Village, New York
1948 Highlights

About January 16, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn