On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1948

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Australian cricket captain Don Bradman scores 128 in 141 mins with 15 fours in a tour match vs Surry

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Brooklyn's future Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella debuts with 3 hits in a 6-4 loss to the rival NY Giants

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • NYC subway fare goes to 10 cents, bus fare to 7 cents and combo fare at 12 cents

Famous Birthdays

  • Wang Qishan, Chinese Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, born in Qingdao, Shandong

Famous Deaths

  • Achille Varzi, Italian auto racer (14 Grand Prix wins), dies in practise crash at 43
1948 Highlights

About July 1, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer