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 interestJeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons, English 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 and actor (Lautarii), born in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Nadezhda Tkachenko, Ukrainian pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kremenchuk, Ukraine