On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Golda Meir [Goldie Meyerson] is one of the signatories of Israel’s independence declaration

4th Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir
4th Prime Minister of Israel
Golda Meir
  • Israel declares independence from British administration
  • Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's 1st broadcast
  • Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem
  • US grants Israel de facto recognition
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Woolmer, English cricket all-rounder, coach (19 Tests, coach Pakistan, South Africa), born in Kanpur, India (d. 2007)
  • Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Walter Olkewicz, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors), born in Bayonne, New Jersey