What Happened on January 28, 1948

Historical Events

  • A plane crash in the Diablo mountains kills 28 bracero farm workers being sent back to Mexico, inspiring Woodie Guthrie's song "Deportee"

Music Premiere

David Diamond's 4th Symphony, dedicated to Natalie Koussevitzky, premieres with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein

Event of Interest

President Manuel Roxas granted full amnesty to all so-called Philippine collaborators

1948 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bennie Thompson, American politician (Rep (D) Mississippi 1993-, Chair Jan 6 Committee), born in Bolton, Mississippi

Charles Taylor (75 years old)

President of Liberia (1997-2003), warlord and convicted war criminal, born in Arthington, Liberia

  • Mamoru Mohri, Japanese scientist and astronaut (STS 47, born in Yoichi-machi Hokkaido
Born in 1948

About January 28, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 75 years and 8 months
Leap Year: Yes

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