On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 1948

Famous Birthdays

  • John Ford Coley, American musician (England Dan & John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani qawwal (Sufi devotional music) vocalist, and composer, born in Lyallpur, Pakistan (d. 1997)
  • Pete Spencer, British drummer and songwriter (Smokie, 1973-86 - "This Time We'll Get It Right"; "San Francisco Bay"), born in Leeds, England
  • Ted Poe, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Temple, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel S. Hinds, American actor (Raven, Test Pilot), dies at 73
1948 Highlights

About October 13, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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