What Happened on January 8, 1948

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason

Famous Birthdays

  • Gillies Mackinnon, Scottish film director & writer (Playboys), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

  • John Lomax, American folk song collector and ethnomusicologist (American Folklore Society), and educator, dies of a stroke at 83
  • Kurt Schwitters, German-British dada-artist and poet (collages), dies at 60
  • Richard Tauber [Denemy], Austrian-British operatic tenor and film actor, dies of lung cancer at 56
1948 Highlights

About January 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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