January 1, 1948 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena, California)
  • After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.
  • British railways are nationalised to form British Rail.
  • General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade effective
  • Italy adopts constitution
  • Orissa province accedes to India
  • The Constitution of Italy comes into force.

Birthdays in History

  • Pavel Grachev, Russian general