On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death, California; execution dosn't happen until 1960
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-3, 8-6 for the first of 3-straight Wimbledon singles titles

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Ruzicka, German composer and conductor, born in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Tarmo Koivisto, Finnish comics artist (Mämmilä), born in Orivesi, Finland

Famous Deaths

  • Adrien H Gerhard, Dutch SDAP-politician, dies at 90
  • Quintin McMillan, cricketer (13 Tests for South Africa), dies