On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1948

Historical Events

Sports History

MLB manager merry-go-round: Philadelphia Phillies - Ben Chapman out / Eddie Sawyer in; NY Giants - Mel Ott out / Leo Durocher in; Brooklyn Dodgers - Durocher out / Burt Shotton in

Famous Birthdays

  • Pinchas Zukerman, Israeli-American violinist (Leventritt Prize, 1967), conductor (St. Paul Chamber, 1980-87; National Arts Centre (Canada), 1999-2015), and pedagogue, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • RubĂ©n Blades, Panamanian singer and actor, born in Panama City, Panama
1948 Highlights

About July 16, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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