On This Day

What Happened on November 24, 1948

Historical Events

  • "Bicycle Thieves", Italian film directed by Vittorio De Sica, starring himself and Cesare Zavattini, is released (Honorary Academy Award 1950)
  • WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashok Gandotra, cricketer (in Rio de Janiero Two Tests for India 1969)
  • Spider Robinson, Canadian sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)
  • Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)

Famous Deaths

  • Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer, dies at 64
1948 Highlights

About November 24, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius