On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages
  • Radio Denmark begins transmitting

Famous Birthdays

  • Cub Koda, rocker (Brownsville Station)
  • Ellen McIlwaine, American blues singer-songwriter (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman and winner of numerous Whitbread and America's Cup sailing contests, born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2001)