On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1948

Historical Events

  • 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
  • French Championships Women's Tennis: Belgium-born but representing France, Nelly Landry beats American Shirley Fry 6-2, 0-6, 6-0 for her lone major title

Famous Birthdays

  • Linda Esther Gray, Scottish operatic soprano (Isolde), born in Greenock
  • Michael Berkeley, English composer, broadcaster and House of Lords member (Jayne Eyre opera), born in London, England
  • Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor, born in Mammola, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • May Whitty, English actress (Gaslight, Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), dies at 82
1948 Highlights

About May 29, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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