What Happened on July 5, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Britain's National Health Service Act begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Julie Nixon Eisenhower, daughter of Richard Milhaus, born in Washington, D.C.
  • William Hootkins, American actor (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