What Happened on May 14, 1948

Historical Events

Historic Event

Golda Meir (Meyerson) is one of the signatories of Israel’s independence declaration

  • 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
1948 Highlights

About May 14, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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