What Happened on March 10, 1948

Historical Events

  • 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound - Herb H Hoover, Edwards Air Force Base, California

Golden Globes

5th Golden Globes: "Gentleman's Agreement", Ronald Colman, & Rosalind Russell win

Famous Birthdays

  • Austin Carr, American basketball guard (NBA All-Star 1974; NBA All-Rookie First Team 1972; Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Washington D.C.
  • Ed Grundy, American rocker (Bloodrock)
  • Jean-Pierre Adams, French soccer centre-back (22 caps; Nîmes, Nice, Paris Saint-Germain), born in Dakar, Senegal (d. 2021)
Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Masaryk, Czech statesman and Minister to London (1918-35), commits suicide or is murdered at 61
  • Zelda Fitzgerald [née Sayre], American writer (This Side of Paradise) and wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, dies at 47

About March 10, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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