On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1948

Historical Events

  • Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death, California; execution doesn'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

  • Paul Barrere, American rock guitarist (Little Feat - "Time Loves a Hero"), born in Burbank, California (d. 2019)
  • 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, South African cricket spin bowler (13 Tests, 36 wickets), dies at 44
1948 Highlights

About July 3, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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