On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players
  • Pakistan Socialist Party is founded

Famous Birthdays

  • Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
  • Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host

Famous Deaths

  • Tomislav II of Croatia, 4th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (b. 1900)