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)

Johnny Ramone

Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American punk rock guitarist and songwriter (Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated"), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2004)

  • Pedro Alonso López, 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

Famous Deaths

  • Sven Holger Körling, Swedish organist, music teacher, and composer of children's songs, dies at 69
1948 Highlights

About October 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra