On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1948

Historical Events


Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Republican National Convention in Philadelphia nominates Governor of NY Thomas E. Dewey

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey

GermanyThe Berlin Candy Bombers

Soviet Union begins the West Berlin Blockade by stopping access by road, rail and water

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Children in Berlin await US aircraft dropping candy over the city during the Berlin Airlift in 1948
Children in Berlin await US aircraft dropping candy over the city during the Berlin Airlift in 1948
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Famous Birthdays

  • Patrick Moraz, Swiss progressive rock keyboard player (Yes, The Moody Blues), born in Morges, Switzerland
1948 Highlights

About June 24, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer