On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 47th Women's French Championships: Nelly Landry beats Shirley Fry (6-2, 0-6, 6-0)
  • French Championships Men's Tennis: Frank Parker wins 1st of 2 straight French titles; beats Jaroslav Drobný 6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 8-6

Famous Birthdays

  • Linda Esther Gray, Scottish operatic soprano (Isolde), born in Greenock
  • Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster
  • Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor

Famous Deaths

  • May Whitty, actress (Gaslight, Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), dies at 82