On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1948

Historical Events

  • British De Havilland DH108-fighter flies faster than sound

Famous Birthdays

  • Great Kabuki [Akihisa Yone Yoshi Mera], Japanese wrestler (NWA/NJPW/WAR/SWS), born in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan
  • Lynn [Lorraine] Abbey, American sci-fi author (Black Flame), born in Peekskill, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Mofolo, Lesotho writer (b. 1876)
1948 Highlights

About September 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo