On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1948

Historical Events

  • 1st squadron of jet aircraft aboard a carrier

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Ward, English heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • Frank Esler-Smith, English-Australian rock keyboardist (Air Supply), born in London (d. 1991)
1948 Highlights

About May 5, 1948

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

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus