On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

Famous Deaths

  • Raoul Auernheimer, writer, dies