On This Day

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 musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

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


Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBobby Orr

Bobby Orr, Canadian hall of fame NHL defenseman (Boston Bruins), born in Parry Sound, Ontario

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Pamela Sargent, American sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives)
1948 Highlights

About March 20, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 7 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces