On This Day

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"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Taylor, President of Liberia
  • Gareth Roscoe, legal adviser (BBC)
  • Mamoru Mohri, Yoichi-machi Hokkaido Japan, astronaut (STS 47)
1948 Highlights

About January 28, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius