On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1948

Historical Events

  • 10th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor, 58-42; Wildcats' first victory in first title game
  • John Cunningham sets world altitude record (54,492' (18,133 m))

Famous Birthdays

  • David Olney, American folk singer-songwriter, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2020)
  • Wasim Bari, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistan's most successful), born in Karachi, Pakistan
1948 Highlights

About March 23, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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