On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1948

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Benjamin Britten's "Beggar's Opera" premieres at Arts Theatre, Cambridge, England


Famous Birthdays

  • Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist and singer (Doe Maar), born in Amsterdam

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Kastner, Austrian-American harpist and composer, dies at 78
  • Jacques Feyder, Belgian director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
1948 Highlights

About May 24, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini