On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1948

Historical Events


PlaneOperation Magic Carpet

Operation Magic Carpet begins with 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel

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Jews arrive in Israel after being evacuated from their home countries
Jews arrive in Israel after being evacuated from their home countries
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Famous Birthdays

  • Aline Issermann, French director (Amant Magnifiquew), born in Paris
  • 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

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? 72 years and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio