On This Day

What Happened on March 10, 1948

Historical Events

  • 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Austin Carr, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 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)

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
1948 Highlights

About March 10, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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