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 his 1st full term at Democratic Convention (Philadelphia Convention Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Famous Birthdays

  • (Thomas) "Artemis" Pyle, American rock drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Gimme Three Steps"), and plane crash survivor, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Alicia Bridges, American pop singer ("I Love The Nightlife"), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Enriqueta Basilio, Mexican track and field athlete, and first woman to light the Olympic Cauldron (Mexico City, 1968), born in Mexicali, Baja California (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn J. Pershing

John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, American army 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? 73 years and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer