On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1948

Historical Events

  • 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends

Sports History

73rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Citation, 2nd leg of successful Triple Crown

  • Australia scores 721 runs in one day v Essex, world record
  • Troops from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia attack Israel

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Eno, British rock and ambient musician, and record producer (Roxy Music, David Bowie, Talking Heads, U2, Coldplay, Paul Simon), born in Woodbridge, Sussex

Famous Weddings

  • American dancer and actress Cyd Charisse (26) weds American pop singer Tony Martin (34)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Flanagan, American priest and founder of Boys Town (b. 1886)
1948 Highlights

About May 15, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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