On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Bernard M Baruch introduces term "Cold War"
  • Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta" premieres
  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical In Multiplicibus Curis
  • WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale "Buffin" Griffin, English rock drummer (Mott The Hoople), 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