On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1948

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Future Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs as the New York Yankees edge the Indians, 6-5 at Cleveland Stadium

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernesto Marcel, Panamanian boxer (WBA featherweight title 1972-74), born in Col√≥n, Panama (d. 2020)
1948 Highlights

About May 23, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini