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Historical Events In 1948

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Feb 05   Johann Blaskowitz, German gen (surrendered at Wageningen), dies at 64 in the year 1948.  

Feb 06   On this day in history 1st radio-controlled airplane flown  

Feb 06   On this day in history bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia  

Feb 06   First radio-controlled airplane flown in the year 1948.  

Feb 06   On this day in history robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator, dies at 38  

Feb 07   On this day in history "Cradle Will Rock" closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 performances  

Feb 07   In the year 1948 "Cradle Will Rock" closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 perfs  

Feb 07   On this day in history "Red" McKenzie, blues-jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), dies  

Feb 07   U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Army chief of staff, and is succeeded by General Omar Bradley on this day in history.  

Feb 08   5th Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland on this day in history.  

Feb 08   In the year 1948 5th Winter Olympics games close at St Moritz, Switzerland  

Feb 09   On this day in history karl Valentin, German comic/writer, dies at 65  

Feb 09   WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting in the year 1948.  

Feb 10   Ewart Astill, cricket all-rounder (9 Tests for England 1927-30), dies in the year 1948.  

Feb 10   In the year 1948 greek General Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki  

Feb 11   In the year 1948 billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut Eng v WI, out for 140  

Feb 11   Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut England vs West Indies, out for 140 on this day in history.  

Feb 11   John Costello follows Eamon Da Valera as premier of Ireland on this day in history.  

Feb 11   Sergy Eisenstein, film director, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

Feb 11   Test Cricket debut of Frank Worrell, vs England Port-of-Spain in the year 1948.  

Feb 12   On this day in history 1st Lt Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps  

Feb 13   Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for W Indies in only Test Cricket innings on this day in history.  

Feb 13   In the year 1948 ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Lannoy &Baugniet of Belgium  

Feb 13   In the year 1948 men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Richard Button USA  

Feb 13   On this day in history wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England  

Feb 15   Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan in the year 1948.  

Feb 16   1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News" shown on NBC in the year 1948.  

Feb 16   On this day in history miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for first time  

Feb 20   Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns on this day in history.  

Feb 21   Frederick Archibald Lamond, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Feb 21   NASCAR is incorporated in the year 1948.  

Feb 22   Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die in the year 1948.  

Feb 24   Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia in the year 1948.  

Feb 25   Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier in the year 1948.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1948

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   Larry McNeeley, Lafayette Ind, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour) was born in the year 1948.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of manfred Kokot, East German runner (world record 50 m indoor)  

Jan 04   In the year 1948 birth of eugeniusz Wycisło, Polish politician  

Jan 05   Parthasarathy Sharma, cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70's) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1948 birth of thom Mooney, rocker  

Jan 06   Dayle Hadlee, cricketer (brother of Richard, NZ medium-pacer of 70's) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1948 birth of guy Spencer Gardner, Alta Vista Va, Lt Col USAF/astro (STS 27, STS 35)  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of robert E [Bob] Wise Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )  

Famous Deaths In 1948

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Hermann K J Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Liebesmesse), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Raoul Auernheimer, writer, dies in the year 1948.  

Jan 08   In the year 1948 kurt Schwitters, writer, dies at 60  

Jan 14   On this day in history death of anna "Ans" van Dike, Dutch Jewish Nazi-collaborator, executed at 42  

Jan 19   Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869) died in the year 1948.  

Jan 21   In the year 1948 ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, dies at 72  

Jan 24   Maria Mandel, Camp Leader at Auschwitz (b. 1912) died in the year 1948.  

Jan 26   Ignaz Friedman, composer, dies at 65 in the year 1948.  

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