What Happened on March 8, 1948

Historical Events

  • US Supreme Court rules in McCollum v. Board of Education that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional

Famous Birthdays

  • Jethro [Geoffrey Rowe], British stand-up comedian (This Train Don't Stop Camborne Wednesdays), born in St Buryan, Cornwall, England (d. 2021)
  • Little Peggy March [Margaret Battavio], American pop vocalist ("I Will Follow Him"), born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Emily Bissell, American welfare worker and founder of Christmas Seals, dies at 86
1948 Highlights

About March 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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