What Happened on July 30, 1948

Historical Events

  • Czech distance running legend Emil Z├ítopek wins the 10,000m at the London Olympics in 29:59.6, an Olympic record
  • Professional wrestling premieres on US prime-time TV (DuMont Network)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Reno, Moroccan-French actor (22 Bullets), born in Casablanca, Morocco
Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

  • Sophonisba Breckenridge, American professor, teacher and social activist (1st woman to graduate from Chicago Uni Law School), dies at 82 [1]

About July 30, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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