On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1948

Historical Events

  • 74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Citation to become first 4-time Derby winning jockey
  • Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, arrested in Birmingham, Alabama, for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked "for Negroes"
  • North Korea proclaims itself Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Auspicia quaedam

Famous Birthdays

  • James Wise, US soul singer (Archie Bell & the Drells)

Famous Deaths

  • Christos Ladas, Greek minister of Justice, murdered
1948 Highlights

About May 1, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus