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.
  • MLB NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox & Cleveland Indians are all tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)
  • The Honda Motor Company is founded in Hamamatsu-city, Japan
1948 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernadette Hingley, British Anglican priest, one of the 1st women to be ordained in England, born in Sowerby Bridge, England (d. 1995)
  • Gordon Clapp, American Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actor (NYPD Blue - "Greg Medavoy"; John Sayles films), born in North Conway, New Hampshire
  • Heinz Chur, German composer, born in Essen, Germany

Phil Hartman (1948-1998)

Canadian-American actor (NewsRadio, 1995-98; The Simpsons, 1991-91; SNL, 1986-94: Peewee's Playhouse), and graphic artist, born in Brantford, Ontario

Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

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

About September 24, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra