On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1948

Historical Events

  • 1st jets to fly across Atlantic (6 RAF de Havilland Vampires)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Burtt Jr., American sound designer, born in Jamesville, New York
  • Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), born in Kermit, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Richard Simmons, American exercise guru (CHiPs, Deal-a-Meal), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Walter Egan, American guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("Magnet And Steel"; "Hot Summer Nights"), born in Queens, New York City
1948 Highlights

About July 12, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer