On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1948

Historical Events

  • Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally), an American broadcaster employed by the Third Reich in Nazi Germany to proliferate propaganda during World War II, pleads not guilty to eight chargs of treason in Washington, D.C.
  • The Honda Motor Company is founded in Hamamatsu-city, Japan
  • Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernadette Hingley, British priest, one of the 1st women to be ordained in England, born in Sowerby Bridge, England (d. 1995)
  • Gordon Clapp, American actor (Greg Medavoy-NYPD Blue), born in North Conway, New Hampshire
  • Heinz Chur, German composer, born in Essen, Germany

Person of interestPhil Hartman

Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse), born in Brantford, Ontario (d. 1998)


Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Famous Deaths

  • Warren William [Krech], American actor (The Wolf Man, Cleopatra), dies of multiple myeloma at 53
1948 Highlights

About September 24, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra