On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1948

Historical Events

  • 500th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated in Moscow

Famous Birthdays

  • Kim Darby, American actress (True Grit, Enola Gay, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • Raffi [Cavoukian], Armenian-Canadian children's singer and lyricist ("Baby Beluga"), born in Cairo, Egypt,

Famous Deaths

  • Dave Nourse, cricketer (45 Tests for South Africa 1902-24), dies
  • George Mehnert, American wrestler (Olympic gold flyweight 1904, bantamweight 1908), dies at 66
1948 Highlights

About July 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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