On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1948

Historical Events

  • Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless innings for Cleveland in St. Louis

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
1948 Highlights

About July 9, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer