On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1948

Historical Events

  • WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Caleb Quayle, English rock musician (Hall & Oates), born in London, England
  • Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Jackson Browne, American rock vocalist (Lawyers in Love), born in Heidelberg, Germany
1948 Highlights

About October 9, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra