On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1948

Historical Events

Assassination Attempt

Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot near to the Italian Parliament in an assassination attempt

Famous Birthdays

  • Akua Dixon, American jazz cellist, arranger, composer, and educator, (Quartette Indigo), born in New York City
  • Ken Burrough, American football wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1975, 77; Houston Oilers), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2022)
1948 Highlights

About July 14, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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