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), born in San Diego, California

Person of interestRosemary Casals

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

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals

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? 72 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo