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 1976), born in Cumberland, Wisconsin
  • Lynette Fromme, American who attempted to assassinate US President Gerald Ford
  • Mike Hendrick, cricketer (England seam bowler in 30 Tests 1974-81)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez
Civil Rights Activist
Cesar Chavez

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? 72 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra