On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1948

Historical Events

  • Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: 3 straight titles for US as Gardnar Mulloy & Bill Talbert beat Australians Colin Long & Bill Sidwell 8-6, 9-7, 2-6, 7-5 for unassailable 3-0 lead; ends 5-0
  • In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.

Famous Birthdays

  • Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austrian diplomat and politician, born in Salzburg, Austria

Famous Deaths

  • Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (b. 1881)
1948 Highlights

About September 5, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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