Today in History for Year 1948 (Part 4)

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Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 491

Aug 6th - Fanny Blankers-Koen (Neth) is 1st women to win 3 golds at Olympics
Aug 7th - 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns
Aug 7th - Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)
Aug 8th - "Hold It!" opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances
Aug 10th - ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)
Aug 10th - Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC
Aug 10th - Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours
Aug 10th - WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
Aug 11th - Summer Olympics opens in London
Aug 12th - Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
Aug 12th - Court of justice sentences General Friedrich Christiansen, commander of the German Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, to 12 years imprisonment
Aug 13th - Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
Aug 14th - 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
Aug 14th - Bradman's last Test Cricket innings
Aug 14th - England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval
Aug 15th - 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
Aug 15th - Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
Aug 16th - Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
Aug 16th - Israeli pound becomes legal tender
Aug 17th - Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
Aug 17th - Phillies commit 8 errors in a game
Aug 17th - Tom Henrich hits his then record tying 4th grand slam of season
Aug 20th - 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)
Aug 20th - US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin
Aug 21st - Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
Aug 23rd - Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
Aug 23rd - World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries
Aug 25th - Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's
Aug 27th - 102°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
Aug 31st - Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates golden jubilee
Sep 1st - Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six
Sep 1st - Communist form North China People's Republic
Sep 1st - UN's World Health Organization forms
Sep 3rd - W Gomulka deposed as general secretary of Polish Worker's party
Sep 4th - "Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 perfs
Sep 4th - Queen Wilhelmina abdicates Dutch throne
Sep 5th - In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.
Sep 6th - "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 perfs
Sep 6th - 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)
Sep 6th - Juliana becomes queen of Netherlands
Sep 7th - 1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh
Sep 8th - British De Havilland 08-fighter flies faster than sound
Sep 9th - "Hilarities (of 1949)" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 14 perfs
Sep 9th - Bkln Dodger Rex Barney no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
Sep 9th - People's Democratic Republic of Korea proclaimed
Sep 10th - Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
Sep 10th - Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England
Sep 12th - Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah's death.
Sep 13th - Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford Sep 14th - Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Mich 5th Dist Rep primary
Sep 14th - Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters
Sep 14th - Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater
Sep 15th - "Small Wonder" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 134 performances
Sep 15th - F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speech record of 1080 kph
Sep 15th - WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WMGM
Sep 16th - "Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
Sep 16th - "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" closes at Century NYC after 12 perfs
Sep 17th - KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA (IND) begins
Sep 17th - WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
Sep 18th - "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 perfs
Sep 18th - Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)
Sep 18th - Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine
Sep 19th - 62nd US Women's Tennis: M Osborne duPont beats A L Brough (4-6 6-4 15-13)
Sep 19th - 68th US Men's Tennis: "Pancho" Gonzales beats E Sturgess (6-2 6-3 14-12)
Sep 19th - Richard A Gonzales wins US Tennis Open
Sep 20th - "Magdalena" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 48 performances
Sep 20th - Mexican Baseball league disbanded
Sep 21st - "Texaco Star Theater" with Milton Berle premieres on NBC-TV
Sep 23rd - Braves clinch NL pennant
Sep 24th - Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally) pleads innocent in Wash DC
Sep 24th - Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)
Sep 24th - The Honda Motor Company is founded.
Sep 25th - "Heaven on Earth" closes at Century Theater NYC after 12 performances
Sep 26th - Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
Sep 27th - "Carib Song" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 36 performances
Sep 28th - WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
Sep 29th - Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet" opens at Park Avenue Cinema
Sep 29th - WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins
Sep 29th - WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
Oct 1st - California Supreme Court voids state statue banning interracial marriages
Oct 1st - Radio Denmark begins transmitting
Oct 2nd - "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 725 perfs
Oct 3rd - Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
Oct 3rd - NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week
Oct 4th - Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game
Oct 4th - World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft)
Oct 6th - "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances
Oct 6th - KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
Oct 6th - The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic.
Paleoanthropologist Mary LeakeyPaleoanthropologist Mary Leakey Oct 6th - Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya.
Oct 9th - WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
Oct 10th - Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
Oct 11th - "Love Life" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 252 performances
Oct 11th - "Where's Chartev?" opens at St James Theater NYC for 792 performances
Oct 11th - Cleve Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series
Oct 12th - Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager
Oct 14th - Batavia lt-governor-general Of Mook dismissed
Oct 14th - Large scale fighting between Israel & Egypt
Oct 15th - China's Red army occupies Chinchov
Oct 16th - "Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 831 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 804

May 1st - James Wise, US soul singer (Archie Bell & the Drells)
May 2nd - Larry Gatlin, Seminole Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
May 3rd - Chris Mulkey, American actor
May 4th - Billy O'Donnell, harness racer driver of year (1984)
May 4th - Hurley Haywood, American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
May 4th - George Tupou V, Tonga, King of Tonga (2006-2012), (d. 2012)
May 5th - Bill Ward, Birmingham England, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath)
May 5th - Frank Esier-Smith, rocker
May 6th - Richard Cox, NYC, actor (Mark-Executive Suite)
May 7th - Peter Wingfield, Wales, rocker/actor (Methos-Highlander)
May 8th - John Reid, MP
May 8th - Maurizio Nichetti, actor (Icicle Thief, Volcano)
May 8th - Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)
May 9th - John Drayton Mahaffey, Kerrville TX, PGA golfer (1978 PGA Champ)
May 9th - Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician
May 9th - Calvin Murphy, American basketball player
May 10th - Christopher Gent, CEO (Vodafone Group)
May 11th - Alfred Matt, Austria, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1968)
May 11th - Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-British politician
May 11th - Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
May 12th - Lindsay Ann Crouse, NYC, actress (Slapshot, Iceman, Places in Heart)
May 12th - Steve Winwood, England, musician (A Higher Love, Roll with it)
May 14th - Bob Woolmer, cricketer (England batsman mid-70's)
May 14th - Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
May 14th - Walter Olkewicz, Bayonne NJ, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors)
May 15th - Brian Eno, Woodbridge England, rock keyboardist/singer (On Land)
May 16th - Katia Dandoulaki, Greek actress
May 18th - Felix MH Troch, Flemish actor/director (Gekkenbriefje)
May 18th - Joe Bonsall, Phila, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
May 19th - Grace Jones, [Mendoza], Spanishtown Jamacia, singer/actress (Vamp)
May 19th - Jean-Pierre Haignere, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17)
May 19th - Tom Scott, LA, saxophonist/bandleader (Pat Sajak Show)
May 20th - Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)
May 20th - John Amiel, director (Queen of Hearts, Tune in Tomorrow)
May 20th - John R McKernan Jr, (Rep-R-ME, 1983-86/Gov-Maine)
May 20th - Samuel Gejdenson, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1981- )
May 21st - Carol Potter, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
May 21st - Leo Sayer, [Gerard], England, singer (When I Need Love)
May 22nd - Richard Baker, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
May 23rd - Reggie Cleveland, baseball player
May 25th - Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler
May 25th - Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions)
May 26th - Geoff Greenidge, cricketer (no relation to Gordon, WI opener 1972-74)
May 26th - Stevie Nicks, American rocker and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, Bella Donna)
May 27th - Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-8, T-14, TM-7)
May 27th - Anna E "Annelies" Balhan, Dutch revue-artist/actress (Sweet Chairty)
May 27th - Pete Sears, bassist (Jefferson Starship)
May 28th - Bob Shearer, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer
May 28th - Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
May 29th - Anthony Geary, Coalville Utah, actor (Luke/Bill-General Hospital)
May 29th - Linda Esther Gray, opera singer
May 29th - Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster
May 29th - Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor
May 30th - Michael Piller, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
May 31st - Duncan L Hunter, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
May 31st - John Bonham, Redditch England, drummer (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)
May 31st - Lynda Bellingham, actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic)
Jun 1st - Tom Sneva, US auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1983)
Jun 1st - Tomáš Halík, Czech priest and public intellectual
Jun 2nd - Albert Innaurato, Phila, playwright/director (Age in Soho)
Jun 2nd - Jerry Mathers, Sioux City Iowa, actor (Beaver-Leave It To Beaver)
Jun 4th - Bob Champion, horse trainer/jockey
Jun 4th - Rosemary Joyce, model/actress (Daphne Draper-Search For Tomorrow)
Jun 4th - Sandra Post, LPGA golfer
Jun 5th - Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)
Jun 5th - Frank Estersmith, Australia, rocker (Air Supply)
Jun 6th - Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
Jun 9th - Jim Bailey, NCAA punter (most punts in season-101, Va Milt Academy)
Jun 9th - Nathaniel Rosen, Altadena Ca, cellist (Tchaikovsky-gold-1978)
Jun 9th - Gudrun Schyman, Swedish politician
Jun 11th - Anthony Nelson, British Sec of Treasury
Jun 11th - Skip Alan, [Alan Skipper], drummer (Them, Pretty Things)
Jun 11th - Stephen Schnetzer, Boston Mass, actor (Cass Winthrop-Another World)
Jun 12th - Barry Bailey, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
Jun 12th - Norbert Phillip, cricketer (WI pace bowler late 70s)
Jun 12th - Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver
Jun 13th - Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 2001)
Jun 13th - Joe Roth, American executive, producer and film director
Jun 15th - Champ Summers, baseball player
Jun 16th - Ron LeFlore, American baseball player
Jun 17th - David Concepcion, Venezuela, all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds)
Jun 18th - Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano
Jun 19th - Nick Drake, rocker (Back to Fruit Tree)
Jun 19th - Phylicia Rashad, Houston, Texas, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live)
Jun 19th - Dervin Gordon, rocker
Jun 20th - Nigel Morris, rocker (Isotope)
Jun 20th - Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru
Jun 21st - Ian McEwan, English writer
Jun 21st - Lionel Rose, Australian boxer
Jun 21st - Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer
Jun 22nd - Nolan Clarke, cricketer (Barbados bat 1970-77, later Holland stalwart)
Jun 22nd - Sue Roberts, LPGA golfer
Jun 22nd - Todd Rundgren, Upper Darby PA, singer/guitarist (Hello it's Me)
Jun 23rd - Clarence Thomas, Savannah Ga, 108th US Supreme Court Justice (1991- )
Jun 23rd - Myles Goodwyn, Montreal, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine)
Jun 23rd - Nigel Osborne, composer
Jun 23rd - Darhyl S. Ramsey, American author
Jun 24th - Patrick Moraz, Morges, Switzerland, progressive rock keyboard player (Yes, The Moody Blues)
Jun 25th - Michael Lembeck, Bkln, actor (Max-One Day at a Time)
Jun 26th - Allen Michael Doyle, Woonsocket RI, PGA golfer (1991 Memorial-64th)

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