On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1948

Historical Events

  • "Love Life" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 252 performances
  • Baseball World Series: Cleveland Indians beat Boston Braves, 4-3 at Braves Field to clinch series, 4 games to 2; Indians second championship in team history
  • Frank Loesser's musical "Where's Charley?", starring Ray Bolger, and directed by George Abbott, opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 792 performances and wins a Tony Award

Famous Weddings

Fidel Castro

Fellow students Fidel Castro and Mirta Diaz-Balart marry (divorced 1955)

1948 Highlights

About October 11, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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