On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1948

Historical Events

Historic Event

Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

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 [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? 73 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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