On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1948

Historical Events

  • The Hague Court of Justice convicts Nazi SS officer in the Netherlands Hans Rauter of Crimes against Humanity (executed 24 March 1949)

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy O'Donnell, Canadian harness racer driver of year (1984), born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • George Tupou V, King of Tonga (2006-2012), born in Tongatapu, Tonga (d. 2012)
  • Hurley Haywood, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1977, 83, 94; 24 Hours of Daytona 1973, 75, 77, 79, 91), born in Chicago, Illinois
1948 Highlights

About May 4, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus