What Happened on March 31, 1948

Historical Events

  • US Congress passes Marshall Aid Act to rehabilitate war-torn Europe

Famous Birthdays

Al GoreAl Gore (74 years old)

American politician and environmentalist (Vice President: 1993-2001), born in Washington, D.C.

  • David Eisenhower, author and grandson of President Eisenhower (married Julie Nixon), born in West Point, New York
  • Gustaaf Van Cauter, Belgian cyclist (world champion 100k team road race), born in Mechelen, Flanders
  • Rhea Perlman, American Emmy Award-winning actress (Taxi - "Zena"; Cheers - "Carla"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Thijs van Leer, Dutch rock singer, organist, and flutist (Focus - "Hocus Pocus"; Introspection), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Egon Kisch, Austrian-Czech writer and journalist (Raging Reporter), dies at 62
1948 Highlights

About March 31, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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