On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1948

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ellen McIlwaine, American blues singer-songwriter (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 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? 72 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra