On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1948

Historical Events

  • Thomas Mantell, a pilot for the Kentucky Air National Guard, crashes while pursuing a supposed UFO

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Harry Truman raises taxes for the Marshall Plan

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall

Famous Birthdays

  • Kaz Lux, Dutch singer, born in Oosterhout, Netherlands
  • Kenny Loggins, American singer (Loggins and Messina-This is it, Footloose), born in Everett, Washington
  • Rick Marotta, American session drummer (Carly Simon; Steely Dan; Warren Zevon), and composer, born in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Raoul Auernheimer, writer, dies
1948 Highlights

About January 7, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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