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 Interest

US President Harry Truman raises taxes for the Marshall Plan to assist in rebuilding Europe after WWII [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Kaz Lux, Dutch blues-rock guitarist and singer, born in Oosterhout, Netherlands
  • Kenny Loggins, American singer-songwriter (Loggins and Messina - "Danny's Song"; "Your Mama Don't Dance"; solo - "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
Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

  • Raoul Auernheimer, Austrian American writer, dies at 71

About January 7, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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