On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1948

Historical Events

  • Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
  • Dutch Constellation crashes at Prestwick Scotland (40 murder)
  • Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington, D.C.)
  • UN rejects Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons

Famous Birthdays

  • Moses J "Moss" Mayekiso, South African union/SACP-leader
  • Shaye Cohen, Historian and Professor at Harvard University
  • Tom Everett, American actor

Famous Weddings

  • Science fiction pioneering author "Stranger in a Strange Land" Robert A. Heinlein marries 3rd wife Virginia "Ginny" Gerstenfeld
1948 Highlights

About October 21, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra