What Happened on May 15, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends
  • 73rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Citation, 2nd leg of successful Triple Crown
  • Australia scores 721 runs in one day v Essex, world record

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bradman scores 187 Aust v Essex, 124 minutes, 33 fours 1 five

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Troops from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia attack Israel

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Eno, British rock and ambient musician (Roxy Music, David Bowie, U2, Coldplay), born in Woodbridge, Sussex

Famous Weddings

  • Dancer and actress Cyd Charisse (26) weds singer Tony Martin (34)

Famous Deaths

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