September 1948 calendar

September 1948

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 1948.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 1948: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1948?


  • 01 Sep 1948 Bradman scores 143 Aust vs. South of England, 17 fours 1 six
  • 04 Sep 1948 Angel in the Wings closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 05 Sep 1948 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.
  • 06 Sep 1948 Mr Strauss Goes to Boston opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 07 Sep 1948 First use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron, Ohio.
  • 08 Sep 1948 British De Havilland 08-fighter flies faster than sound
  • 09 Sep 1948 Hilarities (of 1949) opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 10 Sep 1948 Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
  • 11 Sep 1948 Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Founder and first Governor General of Pakistan, dies. Pakistan is in a state of shock as it mourns the departure of the father of the nation. The day is a public holiday nation-wide.
  • 12 Sep 1948 Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah's death.
  • 13 Sep 1948 Margaret Chase Smith is elected senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
  • 14 Sep 1948 Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters
  • 15 Sep 1948 Small Wonder opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 134 performances
  • 16 Sep 1948 Heaven on Earth opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 17 Sep 1948 KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles / Hollywood, CA (IND) begins
  • 18 Sep 1948 Hilarities (of 1949) closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 19 Sep 1948 62nd US Womens Tennis: M Osborne duPont beats A L Brough
  • 20 Sep 1948 Magdalena opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 21 Sep 1948 Texaco Star Theater with Milton Berle premieres on NBC-TV
  • 23 Sep 1948 Braves clinch NL pennant
  • 24 Sep 1948 Yanks, Boston and Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL
  • 25 Sep 1948 Heaven on Earth closes at Century Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 26 Sep 1948 Boston Braves win first National League championship since 1914.
  • 27 Sep 1948 Carib Song opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 28 Sep 1948 WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
  • 29 Sep 1948 WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins

Famous Birthday

  • Jeremy Irons

    British actor of stage and screen.

  • Olivia Newton-John

    American singer raised in Australia, an actress and businesswoman who has won four Grammy awards for her music.

  • American writer.

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Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in September 1948?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - You Call Everybody Darling
  2. - Underneath The Arches
  3. - You Call Everybody Darlin'
  4. - Until
  5. - That Certain Party


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Johnny Belinda

Johnny Belinda

Release year: 1948

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States of America

Boarding House Blues

Boarding House Blues

Release year: 1948

Directed by: Josh Binney

Starring: Moms Mabley, Dusty Fletcher, Marcellus Wilson, Marie Cooke

Rachel and the Stranger

Rachel and the Stranger

Release year: 1948

Directed by: Norman Foster

Starring: Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum, Gary Gray

Louisiana Story

Louisiana Story

Release year: 1948

Directed by: Robert J. Flaherty

Starring: Joseph Boudreaux, Lionel Le Blanc, E. Bienvenu, Frank Hardy



Release year: 1948

Directed by: Emilio Fernández

Starring: María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz, Carlos López Moctezuma, Columba Domínguez