On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1948

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Squire, British progressive rock bassist, founding and longest serving member of Yes, 1969-2014 ("The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)"), born in Kingsbury, London, England (d. 2015)
  • James Ellroy, American writer
  • Jean O'Leary, American gay and lesbian rights activist and politician (d. 2005)
  • Leron Lee, American baseball player
  • Lindy Chamberlain, Australian author
  • Shakin' Stevens [Michael Barrett], Welsh rock singer ("This Ole House"; "Oh Julie"; "You Drive Me Crazy"), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Tom Grieve, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Antonin Artaud, French poet/actor (Napoleon), dies at 51
1948 Highlights

About March 4, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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