On This Day

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 prime-time network TV (DuMont)

Famous Birthdays

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

About July 30, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo