On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 1948

Historical Events

Tony Awards

2nd Tony Awards: "Mister Roberts" (Play); Henry Fonda (Actor) and Joshua Logan (Director) win

Famous Birthdays

  • Dianne Wiest, American Academy, Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe Award-winning stage and screen actress (Bullets Over Broadway; Parenthood; Hannah & Her Sisters), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Gerry House, American radio personality (Gerry House and the House Foundation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • John Evan, British rock keyboardist (Jethro Tull), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Matthew Corbett, British actor (The Sooty Show), born in Guiseley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Famous Weddings

Nat King Cole

Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Princess Henriette, Duchess of Vendôme and Alençon, dies at 77
1948 Highlights

About March 28, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years and 8 months
Leap Year: Yes

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