What Happened on March 20, 1948

Historical Events

  • 102nd Grand National: 50/1 chance Sheila's Cottage first mare to win the GN for 46 years; ridden by Irish jockey Arthur Thompson
  • 1st live televised symphony performances: Eugene Ormandy leads Philadelphia Orchestra on CBS, followed 90 minutes later by Arturo Toscanini leading the NBC Orchestra on NBC

Academy Awards

20th Academy Awards: "Gentleman's Agreement", Loretta Young, Ronald Colman win

1948 History

Famous Birthdays

Bobby OrrBobby Orr (75 years old)

Canadian Hockey HOF defenseman (Art Ross Trophy 1970, 75; Stanley Cup 1970, 72 Boston Bruins; 8 x NHL first All-Star team; 8 x James Norris Trophy), born in Parry Sound, Ontario

  • John de Lancie, American actor (Star Trek Next Generation - "Q"; Days of Our Lives), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pamela Sargent, American sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives), born in Ithaca, New York
Born in 1948

About March 20, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 75 years and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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