On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1948

Historical Events

Sports History

Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager

Famous Birthdays

  • Rick Parfitt, British pop guitarist and singer (Status Quo - "Wanderer"; "Pictures of Matchstick Men"), born in Surrey, England (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Kerr, German-British writer, dies at 80
  • Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English educational psychologist and psychoanalyst, dies at 63
1948 Highlights

About October 12, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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