On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1948

Historical Events

  • 1st broadcast of "CBS Evening News" - longest running network news show in the US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener & Tennessee Williams

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Mulkey, American actor (Cloverfield), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • Peter Oosterhuis, British golfer (British Open 1974, 82 runner-up; Ryder Cup x 6), born in London, England
1948 Highlights

About May 3, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus