On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1948

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: England's Henry Cotton wins by 5 strokes from Irishman Fred Daly for his third Open victory
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Bob Falkenburg beats John Bromwich of Australia 7-5, 0-6, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 for his only Grand Slam singles title

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene McFadden, American R&B singer-songwriter and producer (McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now), born in Olanta, South Carolina (d. 2006) [1]
  • Saul Rubinek, Canadian film actor
1948 Highlights

About July 2, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer