On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1948

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cricketer Don Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Famous Birthdays

  • John Reid, British politician (L), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • Maurizio Nichetti, actor (Icicle Thief, Volcano)
  • Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Holy, Czech composer and harpist, dies at 81
  • U Saw, Burmese politician (b. 1900)
1948 Highlights

About May 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus