On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1948

Famous Birthdays

  • Boet van Dulmen, Dutch motorcycle racer (84 starts, 1 win, 4 podiums,1 pole; Finnish 500cc GP 1979), born in Ammerzoden, Netherlands (d. 2021)
  • Grace Jones, Jamaican-American disco singer ("Slave to the Rhythm"), and actress (A View To A Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica
  • Jean-Pierre Haignere, French cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17)
  • Tom Scott, American saxophonist and composer (L.A. Express; The Blues Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
1948 Highlights

About May 19, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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