On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleve

Famous Birthdays

  • Hassan Wirajuda, Indonesian politician (15th Foreign Minister of Indonesia), born in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia

Famous Deaths

  • James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, dies from diabetes at 44