On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1948

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show

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Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • President Harry Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 to desegregate the US armed forces, directing "equality of treatment and opportunity" in the military

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Doyle, American golfer (4 PGA Senior major titles; US Senior Open 2005-06), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • Norair Nurikian, Armenian-Bulgarian bantam weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Sliven, Bulgaria

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Mills, South African cricketer (Test v England 1891-92), dies
1948 Highlights

About July 26, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo