On This Day

1948 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 278 of 278


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Gerald Ford upsets Representative Bartel J Jonkman in Michigan 5th Dist Republican primary

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Sep 14 Groundbreaking ceremony for UN world headquarters in New York
  • Sep 15 F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1080 kph
  • Sep 15 WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WMGM
  • Sep 18 Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Sep 18 Ralph Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • Sep 24 The Honda Motor Company is founded in Hamamatsu-city, Japan
  • Oct 1 California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages
  • Oct 1 Radio Denmark begins transmitting
  • Oct 3 Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
  • Oct 4 World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft
  • Oct 6 The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey
  • Oct 14 Batavia lt-governor-general van Mook dismissed
  • Oct 14 Large scale fighting between Israel & Egypt
  • Oct 15 China's Red army occupies Chinchov

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 16 Demonstration by Moscow Jews honoring Israeli ambassador Golda Meir

4th Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir
4th Prime Minister of Israel
Golda Meir
  • Oct 18 Operation 10 Plagues - Israeli offensive against Egyptian army
  • Oct 21 Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
  • Oct 21 Dutch Constellation crashes at Prestwick Scotland (40 murder)
  • Oct 21 Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington, D.C.)
  • Oct 21 UN rejects Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
  • Oct 22 Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel
  • Oct 24 Bernard M Baruch introduces term "Cold War"
  • Oct 24 Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta" premieres

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Oct 24 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical In Multiplicibus Curis

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • Oct 25 Special Council of Annulment convicts F Weinreb for collaboration

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 27 Albert Camus' "L'etat de Siege" premieres in Paris

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • Oct 27 Israel recaptures Nizzanim in Negev
  • Oct 27 Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc (BDS).
  • Oct 28 Flag of Israel is adopted
  • Oct 29 Israeli forces liberate Meron & Gush-Halev
  • Oct 29 Safsaf massacre, Israeli defence forces attack Palestinian village of Safsaf in the Galilee
  • Oct 30 20 die & 6,000 made ill by smog in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 30 Operation Hiram: Israelis take control of Galilee
  • Nov 1 Mao's Red army conquers Mukden, Manchuria

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 2 US President Harry Truman is re-elected in an upset victory over Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Nov 4 American-born British poet T. S. Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo
  • Nov 12 The first mobile betatron (particle accelerator) begins operation at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Mackenzie King retires after 22 years as Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • Nov 17 Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
  • Nov 20 US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)
  • Nov 23 Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
  • Nov 25 16-inch coastal guns removed from Fort Funston, San Francisco

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 26 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras for next 15 years

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • Nov 27 Honda 1st opens in America
  • Nov 28 "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV
  • Nov 30 Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP
  • Nov 30 Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin
  • Dec 1 Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan as King of Palestine
  • Dec 1 Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player
  • Dec 3 "Pumpkin Papers" come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss)
  • Dec 3 1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn in
  • Dec 3 Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in East China Sea killing 1,100
  • Dec 4 SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River, China, sinks killing 2,750
  • Dec 8 Jordan annexs Arabic Palestine
  • Dec 9 UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 10 UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • Dec 12 Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre - 14 members of the Scots Guards stationed in Malaysia allegedly massacre 24 unarmed civilians and set fire to the village.
  • Dec 15 Former state department official Alger Hiss indicted in NYC for perjury
  • Dec 18 Indonesia begins its 2nd political election
  • Dec 19 2nd political action of Java/Sumatra
  • Dec 19 8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3")
  • Dec 20 Second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia
  • Dec 21 O'Neil Place in the Bronx erroneously renamed O'Neill Place
  • Dec 21 State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence
  • Dec 24 First US completely solar heated house is occupied (Dover, Mass)
  • Dec 24 Greek government disbands due to state of war, press censorship
  • Dec 26 Hungarian cardinal József Mindszenty arrested
  • Dec 28 IDF crosses Egyptian border
  • Dec 28 Middel-Java as a whole in Dutch hands
  • Dec 28 US announced a study to launch an Earth satellite
  • Dec 28 The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
  • Dec 29 Canada recognizes Israel
  • Dec 29 US State Department announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
  • Dec 31 Dutch police actions up Java gone on strike

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 265 of 265

  • Sep 26 Vladimír Remek, Czech politician and cosmonaut (Soyuz 28), born in České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 27 Michael Houlihan, director (Horniman Museum & Gardens)
  • Sep 27 John K. Reed, American coral biologist
  • Sep 29 John M McHugh, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Oct 2 Donna Karan, American fashion designer (Coty Award-1977), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • Oct 2 Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer (4 Emmy Awards), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Oct 4 Linda McMahon, CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment
  • Oct 5 Zoran Živković, Serbian writer, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Oct 6 Dan Hamburg, (Rep-D-California)
  • Oct 6 Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician
  • Oct 6 Paula Scher, American graphic designer for CBS Records, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 7 Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist, born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Oct 8 Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor (The Partisan)
  • Oct 8 Pedro Alonso López, Colombian serial killer known as the 'The Monster of the Andes' (120-300+ victims), born in Santa Isabel, Tolima, Colombia
  • Oct 13 Ted Poe, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Temple, Texas
  • Oct 14 David Ruprecht, American game show host, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 14 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist, born in Istanbul (d. 2007)
  • Oct 15 Aleksandr Puchkov, Russian colonel and cosmonaut
  • Oct 18 Isabel E Allen, biostatician
  • Oct 18 Ntozake Shange, American author
  • Oct 20 Robert A Borski, (Rep-D-PA, 1983- )
  • Oct 21 Moses J "Moss" Mayekiso, South African union/SACP-leader
  • Oct 21 Shaye Cohen, Historian and Professor at Harvard University
  • Oct 22 Lynette Fromme, American who attempted to assassinate US President Gerald Ford
  • Oct 23 Hermann Hauser, Austrian-born entrepreneur
  • Oct 23 Brian Ross, American journalist
  • Oct 24 Kweisi Mfume, American (Rep-D-Maryland) and CEO of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oct 25 Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer (Abraham Lincoln), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 28 Valeri Viktorovich Baberdin, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Nov 4 Amadou Toumani Touré, Mali politician, President of Mali (2002-12), born in Mopti, Mali (d. 2020) [1]
  • Nov 5 Mel Ab-Owain, Welsh politician
  • Nov 5 Hridayananda dasa Goswami, International Society for Krishna Consciousness guru, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 5 Bernard-Henri Lévy, French public intellectual, born in Béni Saf, Oran, French Algeria
  • Nov 5 Pepper LaBeija [William Jackson], American drag queen and fashion designer, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2003)
  • Nov 8 Dale A Gardner, American naval commander and astronaut (STS 8, STS 51A), born in Fairmont, Minnesota (d. 2014)
  • Nov 9 Bille August, Danish director (Best Intentions, Twist & Shout), born in Brede, Denmark
  • Nov 9 Henrik S. Järrel, Swedish politician, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 10 Aaron Brown, American broadcast journalist (World News Now), born in Hopkins, Minnesota

Person of interestHassan Rouhani

Nov 12 Hassan Rouhani, Iranian politician (President of Iran 2013-), born in Sorkheh, Semnan

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani

Person of interestPrince Charles

Nov 14 Prince Charles [Charles Philip Arthur George], Prince of Wales/Duke of Cornwall, born in London

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • Nov 14 Jacob Kohnstamm, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior (D66, 1994-)
  • Nov 15 Roy P Dyson, (Rep-D-MD, 1981- )
  • Nov 16 Aline Issermann, French director (Amant Magnifiquew), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 16 Bonnie Greer, American-British playwright and critic, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 17 Howard Dean, American politician, Governor of Vermont (1991-2003), born in East Hampton, New York
  • Nov 17 Tom Wolf, American politician, Governor of Pennsylvania (2015-), born in Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 18 Ural Nazibovich Sultanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 20 John Bolton, American security advisor and diplomat (US Ambassador to UN), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 21 George Zimmer, American entrepreneur
  • Nov 24 Spider Robinson, Canadian sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)
  • Nov 25 Jacques P. Dupuis, French Canadian politician
  • Dec 1 Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian
  • Dec 2 T. C. Boyle, American novelist (World's End), born in Peekskill, New York
  • Dec 4 Lin Onus, Australian Aboriginal artist (Michael and I are just slipping down to the pub for a minute), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1996)
  • Dec 6 Don Nickles, American politician (Sen-R-Okla, 1981-2005), born in Ponca City, Oklahoma

Person of interestYoshihide Suga

Dec 6 Yoshihide Suga, Japanese politician, Prime Minister of Japan (2020-), born in Yuzawa, Japan

Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga
Prime Minister of Japan
Yoshihide Suga

Person of interestJimmy Lai

Dec 8 Jimmy Lai [Lai Chee-Ying], Chinese businessman (founder of Giordano), born in Guangzhou, China

Entrepreneur and Pro-Democracy Activist Jimmy Lai
Entrepreneur and Pro-Democracy Activist
Jimmy Lai
  • Dec 8 Roscoe Nance, American sportswriter (USA Today; Mississippi’s first African American sportswriter at mainstream newspaper), born in Enterprise, Alabama (d. 2020)
  • Dec 10 Abu Abbas [Muhammad Zaidan], Palestinian founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLO), born in Yarmouk Camp (d. 2004)
  • Dec 13 Brian Wilson, British Labour politician, born in Dunoon, Scotland
  • Dec 14 Kim Beazley, Australian politician (33rd Governor of Western Australia), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Dec 18 Edmund "Ed" Kemper, American serial killer, born in Burbank, California
  • Dec 21 Willem AFG Vermeend, Dutch economist & politician, born in Zuilen, Netherlands
  • Dec 25 Alia al Hussein, of Jordan (d. 1977)
  • Dec 31 Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasieyv, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11, TM-18)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History