On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1948

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
  • Tom Webster, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings) and coach (NY Rangers, LA Kings), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Whitten Brown, British aviator (first nonstop airplane crossing of the Atlantic with John W. Alcock), dies at 62
1948 Highlights

About October 4, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra