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, British session and touring rock guitarist (Elton John; Hall & Oates), born in London, England
  • Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra - "Morning Dance"), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Jackson Browne, American rock singer-songwriter ("Running On Empty"; "The Pretender"), born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Luiza Trajano, Brazilian businessperson (Magazine Luiza), born in Franco, Brazil
1948 Highlights

About October 9, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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