On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1948

Historical Events

  • US rocket flies record 4800 kph to 126km height

Famous Birthdays

  • (Edmond) "Eddy" Grant, Guyanese–British reggae singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist ("Electric Avenue"), born in Plaisance, British Guiana
  • Elaine Paige, British musical theater singer and actress (Evita; Sunset Boulevard), born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
  • Jacques Kloes, Dutch rock singer (Dizzy Man's Band - "The Show"; "Matter of Facts"), born in Heemskerk, Holland (d. 2015)
  • Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • Richard Hickox, British organist, musical director, and conductor (City of London Sinfonia,,1971-2008; London Symphony Chorus from 1976-91), born in Stokenchurch in Buckinghamshire, England (d. 2008)

Famous Weddings

  • Actor Eli Wallach marries actress Anne Jackson

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Prince, cricketer (5 & 1 in only Test for South Africa), dies
1948 Highlights

About March 5, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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