On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1948

Historical Events

  • Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel

Famous Birthdays

  • John Peterson, American freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 82 kg 1976), born in Cumberland, Wisconsin
  • Lynette Fromme, American who attempted to assassinate US President Gerald Ford
  • Mike Hendrick, English cricket fast bowler (30 Tests, 87 wickets; 22 ODIs; Derbyshire CCC), born in Darley Dale, England (d. 2021)

Famous Weddings

Cesar Chavez

Farm labor leader Cesar Chavez (21) weds labor activist Helen Fabela (20) in Reno, Nevada

Famous Deaths

  • August Hlond, Polish cardinal of the Roman Catholic church, dies at 67
1948 Highlights

About October 22, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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