On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Kurt Schwitters, German-British dada-artist and poet (collages), dies at 60
  • Richard Tauber, Austrian tenor (b. 1891)