On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1948

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Famous Birthdays

  • Pinchas Zukerman, Israeli-American violinist (Leventritt 1967), 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? 72 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer