On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1948

Historical Events

  • California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages, in Perez v. Sharp case
  • Radio Denmark begins transmitting

Famous Birthdays

  • Ellen McIlwaine, American blues singer-songwriter, and slide guitarist ("Honky Tonky Angel"; “In My Time of Dying"), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2021)
  • Michael "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2000)
  • Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman and winner of numerous Whitbread and America's Cup sailing contests, born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2001)
1948 Highlights

About October 1, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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