What Happened on July 17, 1948

Historical Events

  • Israeli army captures Nazareth
  • Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea

The Berlin Candy Bombers

US Air Force pilot Gail Halvorsen encounters children in at Templehof Airport in Berlin during the Berlin Blockade, giving him the idea to drop candy in 'Operation Little Vittles'

1948 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Glascock, British rock drummer (Motels - "Only The Lonely"), born in Islington, England
  • Cathy Ferguson, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Stockton, California
  • Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, born in Zurich Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • Phillip Harris, rocker
  • Ron Asheton, American guitarist, bassist, and songwriter (The Stooges), born in Washington DC (d. 2009)
Born in 1948

About July 17, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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