On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

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.
  • Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernadette Hingley, British priest
  • Gordon Clapp, actor (Greg Medavoy-NYPD Blue), born in North Conway, New Hampshire
  • Heinz Chur, German composer

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