On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1948

Historical Events

  • US rocket flies record 4800 kph to 126km height

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddy Grant, Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)
  • Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
  • Jacques Kloes, singer (Dizzy Man's Band)
  • Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • Richard Hickox, English musical conductor

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? 73 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces