What Happened on July 26, 1948

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show

Sports History

Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as manager of New York Giants

  • President Harry Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 to desegregate the US armed forces, directing "equality of treatment and opportunity" in the military
1948 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Doyle, American golfer (PGA Seniors' C'ship 1999; Senior Players C'ship 2001; US Senior Open 2005, 06), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • Norair Nurikian, Bulgarian weightlifter (Olympic gold men's 60kg 1972, 56kg 1976), born in Sliven, Bulgaria
Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

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

About July 26, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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