On This Day

August 16, 1948 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestBabe Ruth

Babe Ruth, American Baseball Hall of Fame slugger (MLB All-Star 1933, 34; 7 x World Series champion; 12 × AL home run leader 1918–21, 23-24, 1926–31), dies of Nasopharynx cancer at 53

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

1948 in Sport