On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1948

Historical Events

Sports History

"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

Sports History

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

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? 73 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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