On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1948

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson, American rock drummer (MC5 -"Kick Out the Jams"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, 2nd President of the United Arab Emirates (2004-present), born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Susan Blakely, American actress (Rich Man Poor Man), born in Frankfurt, Germany

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? 72 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo