On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1948

Historical Events

  • Bernard M Baruch introduces term "Cold War"
  • Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta" premieres

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical In Multiplicibus Curis

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale "Buffin" Griffin, English rock drummer (Mott The Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), born in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England (d. 2016)
  • Kweisi Mfume, American (Rep-D-Maryland) and CEO of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers and singers, born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Leh├ír, Austrian-Hungarian composer (Wiener Frauen), dies at 78
1948 Highlights

About October 24, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio