What Happened on November 23, 1948

Historical Events

  • Dr Frank G. Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer (head writer for the Oscars), born in New York City
  • Frank Worthington, English soccer forward (8 caps; Huddersfield Town, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers) and manager (Tranmere Rovers), born in Halifax, England (d. 2021)
Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

  • Hack Wilson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB single season record 191 RBI 1930; NL HR leader 1926–28, 30; NL RBI leader 1929, 30; Chicago Cubs), dies of internal haemorrhaging at 48
  • Stanner E.V. Taylor, American director and screenwriter (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71
  • Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Soviet composer who composed the anthem used by Azerbaijan during the Soviet period, dies at 63
1948 Highlights

About November 23, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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