On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1948

Historical Events

  • US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacqueline Hansen, American long distance athlete (world women's marathon record 1974 2:43:54; 1975 2:38:10; Boston Marathon 1973), born in Binghamton, New York
  • John Bolton, American security advisor and diplomat (US Ambassador to UN), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Rance Allen, American gospel singer and musician (Rance Allen Group - Miracle Worker), born in Monroe, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • Richard Masur, American actor (David-One Day at a Time), born in NYC, New York
  • Samuel E. Wright, American actor (Enos, Ball Four), born in Camden, South Carolina
1948 Highlights

About November 20, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio