On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1948

Famous Birthdays

  • Aline Issermann, French director (Amant Magnifiquew), born in Paris, France
  • Bonnie Greer, American-British playwright and critic, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Chi Coltrane, American pop and new wave rock pianist, singer, and songwriter born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Sammy Figueroa, American jazz-funk-Latin-rock session and touring percussionist (RaĆ­ces; Chic; Sonny Rollins; Average White Band), born in The Bronx, New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American Inventor (electrostatic precipitator), dies at 71
1948 Highlights

About November 16, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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