What Happened on October 4, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indians beat Boston Red Sox, 8 - 3, in a one-game playoff to decide the AL pennant; keys are the pitching of Gene Bearden and hitting of Lou Boudreau
  • World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft

Famous Birthdays

  • Linda McMahon, CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Whitten Brown, British aviator (first nonstop airplane crossing of the Atlantic with John W. Alcock), dies at 62