On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1948

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor (The Partisan)
  • Claude Jade, French actress (Stolen Kisses), born in Dijon, France (d. 2006)

Person of interestJohnny Ramone

Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American rock guitarist (Ramones), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2004)

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Johnny Ramone
  • Pedro Alonso L√≥pez, Colombian serial killer known as the 'The Monster of the Andes' (120-300+ victims), born in Santa Isabel, Tolima, Colombia
  • Sarah Purcell, American actress and TV hostess (Real People), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • Stephanie Marrian [Stefanie Khan], French model, actress and comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Paris, France
1948 Highlights

About October 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra