On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 singer
  • Enrique Basilio, hurler, 1st lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968)

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