What Happened on September 7, 1948

Historical Events

  • 1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh

Famous Birthdays

  • Damir Šolman, Croatian basketball small forward (World Cup gold 1970, silver 1974 Yugoslavia; Olympic silver 1968, 76; FIBA European Selection 1974; Mladost Zagreb, Jugoplastika), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 2023)
  • Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson, American rock drummer (MC5 -"Kick Out the Jams"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • John Brockington, American football running back (First-team All-Pro 1971, 73; Pro Bowl 1971, 72, 73; Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2023)
  • Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, 2nd President of the United Arab Emirates (2004-2022), born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (d. 2022)
  • Susan Blakely, American actress (Rich Man Poor Man), born in Frankfurt, Germany
Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

  • Henricus Andreas Poels, Dutch Roman Catholic theologist and social foreman, dies at 80
1948 Highlights

About September 7, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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