On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1948

Historical Events

  • "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Mary Leakey
  • The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Hamburg, (Rep-D-California)
  • Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician
  • Glenn Branca, avant-garde composer and guitarist, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Paula Scher, American graphic designer for CBS Records, born in Washington, D.C.
1948 Highlights

About October 6, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra