On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1948

Famous Birthdays

  • John Martyn [Iain McGeachy], British folk-rock-blues singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("May You Never"), born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Powell, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898-99), dies

Mohammed Ali Jinnah

Muhammad Ali Jinnah [Mahomedali Jinnahbhai], Founder of Pakistan who led the All-India Muslim League (1913-47) until he achieved his dream of Pakistan and became its 1st Governor-General (1947-48), dies of tuberculous at 71


1948 Highlights

About September 11, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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