On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1948

Historical Events

  • Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
  • Israel bombs Cairo during Arab-Israeli War
  • US President Harry Truman nominated for another term (Philadelphia)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alicia Bridges, American pop singer ("I Love The Nightlife") born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Enrique Basilio, hurler, 1st lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968)
  • Enriqueta Basilio, Mexican athlete (first woman to light the Olympic Cauldron, 1968), born in Mexicali, Baja California (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn J. Pershing

John J. Pershing [Blackjack], American general and WWI commander, dies of coronary artery disease at 87

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing

1948 Highlights

About July 15, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer