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Historical Events In 1948

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Feb 05   Johann Blaskowitz, German gen (surrendered at Wageningen), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 06   Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia on this day in history.  

Feb 06   First radio-controlled airplane flown on this day in history.  

Feb 06   Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

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

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

Feb 07   In the year 1948 "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 in the year 1948.  

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

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

Feb 09   Karl Valentin, German comic/writer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 10   On this day in history 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   1st Lt Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps in the year 1948.  

Feb 13   Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for W Indies in only Test Cricket innings in the year 1948.  

Feb 13   Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Lannoy &Baugniet of Belgium in the year 1948.  

Feb 13   On this day in history men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Richard Button USA  

Feb 13   Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England on this day in history.  

Feb 15   On this day in history mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan  

Feb 16   1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News" shown on NBC on this day in history.  

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

Feb 20   On this day in history czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns  

Feb 21   On this day in history frederick Archibald Lamond, composer, dies at 80  

Feb 21   NASCAR is incorporated in the year 1948.  

Feb 22   Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die on this day in history.  

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

Feb 25   On this day in history communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier  

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Famous Birthdays In 1948

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1948 birth of larry McNeeley, Lafayette Ind, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour)  

Jan 03   In the year 1948 birth of manfred Kokot, East German runner (world record 50 m indoor)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of eugeniusz Wycisło, Polish politician  

Jan 05   In the year 1948 birth of parthasarathy Sharma, cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70's)  

Jan 05   Thom Mooney, rocker was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Dayle Hadlee, cricketer (brother of Richard, NZ medium-pacer of 70's) was born in the year 1948.  

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   On this day in history hermann K J Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Liebesmesse), dies at 66  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history kurt Schwitters, writer, dies at 60  

Jan 14   Anna "Ans" van Dike, Dutch Jewish Nazi-collaborator, executed at 42 died in the year 1948.  

Jan 19   In the year 1948 death of tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)  

Jan 21   Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1948.  

Jan 24   Maria Mandel, Camp Leader at Auschwitz (b. 1912) died on this day in history.  

Jan 26   Ignaz Friedman, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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