On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1948

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; Yusuf Islam], British singer-songwriter ("Peace Train"; "Moonshadow"), born in Marleybone, London, England

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • Ed Hinton, American sportswriter, born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • Garry Trudeau, American political cartoonist (Doonesbury), born in New York City
  • 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
1948 Highlights

About July 21, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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