On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1948

Historical Events

  • "Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" closes at Century NYC after 12 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Julia Donaldson, English children's writer (The Gruffalo), born in London, England
  • Kenney Jones, English rock drummer and vocalist (Small Faces; The Who), born in London, England
  • Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 1976-82 & 2002-17), born in San Diego, California

Rosemary Casals

Rosemary Casals, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in San Francisco, California


Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand I MKLM, prince of Saxony-Coburg/tsar of Bulgaria, dies
1948 Highlights

About September 16, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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