What Happened on July 5, 1948

Historical Events

  • Britain's National Health Service Act begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Julie Nixon Eisenhower, American author and the youngest daughter of Richard Nixon, born in Washington, D.C.
  • William Hootkins, American actor, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Carole Landis [Frances Ridste], American actress (I Wake Up Screaming; One Million BC; Topper Returns), allegedly commits suicide at 29
  • G Bernanos, writer, dies at 60
  • Piet Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor (1918-25), dies at 77
1948 Highlights

About July 5, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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