What Happened on July 18, 1948

Historical Events

  • Emmerich Kálmán's dramatic operetta "Marinka" opens at Winter Garden Theater (later transferring to the Ethel Barrymore Theatre), NYC; runs for 168 performances
  • Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in an 11 inning game

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Colón, Sr., Puerto Rican professional wrestler, born in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
  • Cesar Zuiderwijk, Dutch rock drummer (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Hartmut Michel, German chemist (Nobel 1988 - determination of the structure of certain proteins that are essential for photosynthesis), born in Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Phil Harris, British rocker (Ace), born in Muswell Hill, London
  • Steve Madaio, American session and touring trumpet player (Paul Butterfield; Stevie Wonder; Rolling Stones), born in New York City (d. 2019)
Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

  • Herman Gummerus, Finnish historian and politician (b. 1877)

About July 18, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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