On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Art Hindle, actor (Jeff-Dallas, Berrengers), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Person of interestCat Stevens

Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train), born in London, England

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
  • Garry Trudeau, political cartoonist (Doonesbury)
  • John Hart, American Major League Baseball executive (Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American abstract painter, dies at 43
  • Donald Nichols Tweedy, American composer, dies at 58