What Happened on September 19, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 62nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-4, 15-13)
  • 68th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Eric Sturgess (6-2, 6-3, 14-12)

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jeremy Irons, actor (Reversal of Fortune, The Lion King), born in Isle of Wight, England

  • Michael Cooper, sodomizer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in San Francisco, California
  • Mihai Timofti, Director, actor, musician from Moldova-Chisinau
  • Nadezhda Tkachenko, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980)