1948: On This Year


1948 (MCMXLVIII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1948th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1948 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1948 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1948, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1948, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1948, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1948, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1948.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1948 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1948 known for ?

  • 1948 saw a world weary from war. Only a few years removed from the Second World War, there was no rest for the weary to be found. The great task of rebuilding and adjusting to a new geopolitical environment was now at hand.
  • This began with the Marshall Plan of the United States. Authorizing billions of dollars in aid to over a dozen countries, the aim of this program was to help facilitate the recovery process for countries that were devastated by the war. At the same time, the world was now in a geopolitical bipolar environment. There were now only two great powers – the United States and the Soviet Union. Having witnessed the spread of communism, the United States did not wish to see Western Europe slip into the communist, Soviet orbit of influence. The idea was that if the United States gives a significant amount of economic aid to her Western allies, those countries would be less likely to collapse and spark a communist uprising.
  • The end of World War II also brought with it another step toward the dissolution of European empires and colonialism in general. With that, there was a very significant development this year in the Middle East that, in part, occurred because of the lessening grip of European rule in the region. In May of 1948, Israel declared independence, and this sparked the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. During this conflict, the countries of Egypt, Transjordan, Syria, and Iraq sent military forces against Israel. When this occurred, formal British control over the region was truly finished.
  • In yet another event that helped bring some closure to the Second World War, in November of this year, an international war crimes tribunal sentenced seven Japanese government and military officials to death for their role in war crimes committed during World War II by the Japanese Empire.

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1948: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1948, during the 21st Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 24/03/1949 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 5 categories honoring the films released in 1948:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1948?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Hamlet, directed by Laurence Olivier, starring Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1948?

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Oscar for Best Director went to John Huston, for the movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre , starring produced in the .

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1948?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Laurence Olivier, for the movie Hamlet, starring Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1948?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Jane Wyman, for the movie Johnny Belinda, starring Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford, Agnes Moorehead produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1948?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Claire Trevor, for the movie Key Largo, starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore produced in the United States of America.
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1948: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Harry S. Truman
In 1948, Harry S. Truman was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Truman was elected in his own right as President of the United States in 1948, which is considered to be one of the greatest election upsets in American history.
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1948: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1948?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1948 was the Year of the Rat.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Rat sign.

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1948: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

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1948: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1948 were James, Robert and John for boys and Linda, Mary and Barbara for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1948: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1948 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • James
  • Robert
  • John
  • William
  • David
  • Michael
  • Richard
  • Thomas
  • Charles
  • Ronald

1948: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1948 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Linda
  • Mary
  • Barbara
  • Patricia
  • Susan
  • Sandra
  • Nancy
  • Carol
  • Sharon
  • Kathleen

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1948: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1948, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Twelfth Street Rag by Pee Wee Hunt Orch

1948: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1948 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Twelfth Street Rag by Pee Wee Hunt Orch
  2. Woody Woodpecker by Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
  3. A Tree In The Meadow by Margaret Whiting
  4. Love Somebody by Doris Day & Buddy Clark
  5. Now Is The Hour by Bing Crosby
  6. On a Slow Boat to China by Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
  7. You Can't Be True, Dear by Ken Griffin
  8. Little White Lies by Dick Haymes
  9. It's Magic by Doris Day
  10. Buttons and Bows by Dinah Shore

1948: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1948 were:

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Release year: 1948

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States of America

Bicycle Thieves

Release year: 1948

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Country: United States of America

I Remember Mama

Release year: 1948

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Country: United States of America

Dead Man's Gold

Release year: 1948

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Peggy Stewart, Terry Frost

Letter from an Unknown Woman

Release year: 1948

Directed by: Max Ophüls

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet

Country: United States of America


What happened in 1948?

Here's what happened in 1948:

  • Jan 1, 1948: Britain nationalizes its railways.
  • Jan 2, 1948: WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, New York (PBS) begins
  • Jan 4, 1948: Burma declares independence from the UK
  • Jan 7, 1948: US President Harry Truman raises taxes for Marshall plan.
  • Jan 10, 1948: Call Me Mister play closes at National Theater in New York City, New York after 734 performances.
  • Jan 12, 1948: 1st Supermarket in the UK opens
  • Jan 13, 1948: 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
  • Jan 16, 1948: 35 Haganah members are ambushed and killed in Gush Etzyon.
  • Jan 17, 1948: Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in New York City
  • Jan 21, 1948: West Indies versus England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes and Jim Laker.
  • Jan 22, 1948: British foreign secretary Bevin proposes the formation of a Western Union between Britain, France and the Benelux countries to stand up against the Soviet Union. The Treaty of Brussels is signed March 17 as a consequence, a predecessor to NATO.
  • Jan 23, 1948: Test debut of Neil Harvey, versus India at Adelaide.
  • Jan 24, 1948: Music in My Heart closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 performances
  • Jan 26, 1948: Executive Order 9981, end segregation in US Armed Forces signed
  • Jan 27, 1948: 1st tape recorder sold
  • Jan 29, 1948: Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, and Philadelphia Phillies US$500 each for signing high school players.
  • Jan 30, 1948: 5th Winter Olympic games open in St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • Jan 31, 1948: Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway.
  • Feb 1, 1948: Palestine Post building in Jerusalem is bombed.
  • Feb 2, 1948: US President Harry Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program.
  • Feb 3, 1948: Dick Button becomes first world figure skating champion from US.
  • Feb 4, 1948: Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares independence from the UK
  • Feb 5, 1948: Nature of Things science show premieres on NBC prime time
  • Feb 6, 1948: KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Feb 7, 1948: Cradle Will Rock closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 performances
  • Feb 8, 1948: 5th Winter Olympic games close at St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • Feb 9, 1948: WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 12, 1948: 1st Lt Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps
  • Feb 13, 1948: Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
  • Feb 16, 1948: Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for first time.
  • Feb 21, 1948: NASCAR is incorporated.
  • Feb 22, 1948: Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die.
  • Feb 24, 1948: Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia
  • Feb 25, 1948: Communists seize Czechoslovakia; C Gottwald becomes premier.
  • Feb 29, 1948: Stern-group bomb Cairo-Haifa train, 27 British soldiers killed.
  • Mar 5, 1948: Actor Eli Wallach marries actress Anne Jackson
  • Mar 8, 1948: US Supreme Court rules relgious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional.
  • Mar 9, 1948: Provisionary Indonesian government installed in Batavia.
  • Mar 10, 1948: First civilian to exceed speed of sound - Herb H Hoover, Edwards Air Force Base California.
  • Mar 11, 1948: 1st black in the US Tennis Open (Reginald Weir)
  • Mar 14, 1948: Freedom Train arrives in San Francisco
  • Mar 15, 1948: Sir Laurence Olivier on the cover of LIFE magazine
  • Mar 16, 1948: The largest flood in the history of Brampton, Ontario, occurs.
  • Mar 17, 1948: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO.
  • Mar 18, 1948: France and Great Britain and Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
  • Mar 19, 1948: Lee Savold knocks out Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York.
  • Mar 20, 1948: 1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90
  • Mar 21, 1948: Stop the Music with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio
  • Mar 25, 1948: The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • Mar 27, 1948: The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened.
  • Mar 28, 1948: Second Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win.
  • Mar 29, 1948: Drachtster Boys soccer team forms in Drachten
  • Mar 31, 1948: US Congress passes Marshall Aid Act to rehabilitate war-torn Europe.
  • Apr 1, 1948: Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark.
  • Apr 3, 1948: US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan (US$5 billion aid to 16 European countries).
  • Apr 4, 1948: 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to first base; it ends in a tie.
  • Apr 5, 1948: WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 7, 1948: The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
  • Apr 8, 1948: Soen Nakagawa and Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in San Francisco
  • Apr 9, 1948: Jorge Eliecer Gaitan's assassination provokes a violent riot in Bogota (the Bogotazo), and a further ten years of violence in Colombia known as La violencia.
  • Apr 10, 1948: Jewish Hagana repels an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek.
  • Apr 11, 1948: 12th Golf Masters Championship: Claude Harmon wins, shooting a 279.
  • Apr 13, 1948: 75 scientists ambushed on way to Mount Scopus.
  • Apr 14, 1948: New York City subway fares jump from 5 cents to 10 cents
  • Apr 15, 1948: KCPX (now KTVX) TV channel 4 in Salt Lake City, UT (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Apr 16, 1948: Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris, France.
  • Apr 18, 1948: International Court of Justice opens at The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Apr 19, 1948: ABC-TV network begins in the US.
  • Apr 20, 1948: New York City hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents
  • Apr 21, 1948: 1st Polaroid camera was sold in US
  • Apr 22, 1948: WTVR TV channel 6 in Richmond, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 23, 1948: KSTP TV channel 5 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Apr 24, 1948: The Costa Rican Civil War ends.
  • Apr 26, 1948: The XP-86 prototype for the US Sabre Jet first "officially" breaks the sound barrier.
  • Apr 27, 1948: Arab legion attacks Gesher bridge on Jordan River.
  • Apr 29, 1948: Bradman scores 107 Aust vs. Worcs, 152 mins, 15 fours
  • Apr 30, 1948: Inside USA opens at Century Theater NYC for 339 performances
  • May 1, 1948: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Auspicia quaedam
  • May 3, 1948: Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener and Tennessee Williams.
  • May 4, 1948: The Hague Court of Justice convicts Hans Rauter (German SS) and sentenced him to the death penalty.
  • May 5, 1948: 1st air squadron of jets aboard a carrier
  • May 7, 1948: Nazi collaborator V-Mann Antonius van de Waals sentenced to death.
  • May 10, 1948: Winston Churchill visits The Hague
  • May 11, 1948: Haganah takes control of Safed and port of Haifa.
  • May 12, 1948: Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands resigns.
  • May 13, 1948: 1948 Arab-Israeli War: the Kfar Etzion massacre is committed by Arab irregulars, the day before the declaration of independence of the state of Israel on May 14.
  • May 14, 1948: US grants Israel de facto recognition
  • May 15, 1948: 74th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:02.4.
  • May 16, 1948: George Polk, CBS news correspondant, body found
  • May 17, 1948: Soviet Union recognizes Israel.
  • May 18, 1948: Ballet Ballads opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • May 20, 1948: Cleveland Indians tie American League record of 18 walks (beat Boston Red Sox 13-4).
  • May 21, 1948: New York Yankees' Joe Dimaggio hits for the cycle (single, double, triple, homerun).
  • May 22, 1948: The Soviets launched the largest Lithuanian deportation to Siberia.
  • May 23, 1948: Joe DiMaggio hits three consecutive homeruns.
  • May 24, 1948: Arab : Israeli War: Egypt finally captures the Israeli kibbutz of Yad Mordechai, but the five-day effort gives Israeli forces time to prepare enough to stop the Egyptian advance a week later.
  • May 25, 1948: San Francisco receives its 1st telecast
  • May 26, 1948: Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers.
  • May 27, 1948: Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid.
  • May 28, 1948: Daniel Francois Malan defeats Jan Smuts and becomes Prime Minister of South Africa, ushering in the era of apartheid, which is finally dismantled by F W de Klerk in 1994.
  • May 30, 1948: Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game
  • May 31, 1948: Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings).
  • Jun 1, 1948: Israel and Arabs agree to a cease fire
  • Jun 3, 1948: Sleepy Hallow opens at St. James Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Jun 5, 1948: Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23
  • Jun 7, 1948: Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; President Bernes resigns
  • Jun 8, 1948: Sally closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Jun 9, 1948: WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 10, 1948: Hasan Saka forms the new government of Turkey. (17th government Hasan Saka had served twice as a prime minister)
  • Jun 11, 1948: The first monkey astronaut, Albert I, is launched into space from White Sands, New Mexico.
  • Jun 12, 1948: Hold It! closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Jun 14, 1948: Klemens Gottwald becomes President of Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 15, 1948: 1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Philadelphia Athletics
  • Jun 17, 1948: Joe Cronin pinch hit home runs in both ends of a doubleheader.
  • Jun 18, 1948: National Security Council authorizes covert operations for first time.
  • Jun 19, 1948: Panama and Costa Rica recognize Israel
  • Jun 20, 1948: Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, makes its television debut.
  • Jun 21, 1948: 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
  • Jun 22, 1948: The ship ''Empire Windrush'' brings a large group of Afro-Caribbean immigrants to Tilbury near London, the start of a large wave of immigration to Britain.
  • Jun 24, 1948: Soviet Union begins Berlin Blockade
  • Jun 25, 1948: Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill
  • Jun 26, 1948: US denounces Soviet blockade of Berlin.
  • Jun 28, 1948: US / British airlift to West-Berlin begins
  • Jun 30, 1948: Last British armies leave Israel
  • Jul 1, 1948: Bradman scores 128 Australia vs. Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours
  • Jul 2, 1948: 62nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich
  • Jul 3, 1948: 55th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart
  • Jul 5, 1948: National Health Service Acts created the national public health systems in the United Kingdom
  • Jul 6, 1948: The world's first Air Car-ferry service is flown by a Bristol Freighter of Silver City Airways from Lympne to Le Touquet.
  • Jul 7, 1948: Indians sign Satchel Paige at 42
  • Jul 8, 1948: 500th anniversary Russian orthodox church celebrated in Moscow
  • Jul 9, 1948: Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching two scoreless innings for Cleveland Indians.
  • Jul 10, 1948: Allegro closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 318 performances
  • Jul 11, 1948: 1st air bombing of Jerusalem
  • Jul 13, 1948: The attempted assassination of Palmiro Togliatti, general secretary of the Italian Communist Party, incites numerous strikes all over the country.
  • Jul 14, 1948: Israel bombs Cairo
  • Jul 15, 1948: Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
  • Jul 16, 1948: Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, New York Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott and Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager
  • Jul 17, 1948: Israeli army captures Nazareth
  • Jul 18, 1948: Marinka opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 168 performances
  • Jul 19, 1948: French government of Schuman, resigns
  • Jul 20, 1948: Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • Jul 21, 1948: WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 22, 1948: The Dominion of Newfoundland votes to join Canada after a referendum.
  • Jul 23, 1948: Progressive party convention nominates Henry Wallace for President.
  • Jul 24, 1948: 4 Duluth Minn Dukes (St. Louis Cardinals Class C farm team) die in crash
  • Jul 26, 1948: Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a New York Giant
  • Jul 27, 1948: Australia set 404 to win vs. England at Headingley
  • Jul 28, 1948: The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the ''Battle of London Airport''.
  • Jul 29, 1948: King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London
  • Jul 30, 1948: Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record
  • Jul 31, 1948: Brigadoon closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances
  • Aug 1, 1948: The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations is founded.
  • Aug 3, 1948: FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused to be a communist
  • Aug 4, 1948: Five-day southern filibuster succeeds in maintaining poll tax.
  • Aug 5, 1948: Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game
  • Aug 6, 1948: Dreesgovt (KVP / Social Democratics / CHU / Liberal) forms
  • Aug 7, 1948: 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns
  • Aug 8, 1948: Hold It! opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • Aug 10, 1948: WABC TV channel 7 in New York, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 11, 1948: Summer Olympics opens in London
  • Aug 12, 1948: Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
  • Aug 13, 1948: Satchel Paige at age 42 pitches his first major league complete game.
  • Aug 14, 1948: 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
  • Aug 15, 1948: Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed
  • Aug 16, 1948: Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
  • Aug 17, 1948: Tom Henrich hits his then record tying 4th grand slam of season
  • Aug 18, 1948: The Australian cricket team completed a 4 : 0 Ashes series win over England during their undefeated Invincibles tour.
  • Aug 20, 1948: 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0
  • Aug 21, 1948: Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
  • Aug 23, 1948: Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
  • Aug 24, 1948: The first meeting of the charter members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) is held.
  • Aug 25, 1948: The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: ''Confrontation Day'' between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
  • Aug 31, 1948: Queen Wilhelmina celebrates 50th jubilee
  • Sep 1, 1948: Bradman scores 143 Aust vs. South of England, 17 fours 1 six
  • Sep 4, 1948: Angel in the Wings closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Sep 5, 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.
  • Sep 6, 1948: Mr Strauss Goes to Boston opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Sep 7, 1948: First use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron, Ohio.
  • Sep 8, 1948: British De Havilland 08-fighter flies faster than sound
  • Sep 9, 1948: Hilarities (of 1949) opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • Sep 10, 1948: Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
  • Sep 11, 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.
  • Sep 12, 1948: Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah's death.
  • Sep 13, 1948: Margaret Chase Smith is elected United States senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
  • Sep 14, 1948: Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters
  • Sep 15, 1948: Small Wonder opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 134 performances
  • Sep 16, 1948: Heaven on Earth opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Sep 17, 1948: KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles / Hollywood, CA (IND) begins
  • Sep 18, 1948: Hilarities (of 1949) closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Sep 19, 1948: 62nd US Womens Tennis: M Osborne duPont beats A L Brough
  • Sep 20, 1948: Magdalena opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Sep 21, 1948: Texaco Star Theater with Milton Berle premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 23, 1948: Braves clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 24, 1948: Yanks, Boston and Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL
  • Sep 25, 1948: Heaven on Earth closes at Century Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Sep 26, 1948: Boston Braves win first National League championship since 1914.
  • Sep 27, 1948: Carib Song opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Sep 28, 1948: WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
  • Sep 29, 1948: WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins
  • Oct 1, 1948: California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages.
  • Oct 3, 1948: Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
  • Oct 4, 1948: Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game
  • Oct 5, 1948: The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 110,000.
  • Oct 6, 1948: Polonaise opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • Oct 9, 1948: WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 10, 1948: Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
  • Oct 11, 1948: Love Life opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 252 performances
  • Oct 12, 1948: Casey Stengel takes over as New York Yankees' manager.
  • Oct 14, 1948: Batavia lt-Governor-General of Mook dismissed
  • Oct 16, 1948: Red Mill opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 831 performances
  • Oct 18, 1948: Operation 10 Plagues - Israeli offensive against Egyptian army
  • Oct 19, 1948: My Romance opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 95 performances
  • Oct 21, 1948: Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
  • Oct 22, 1948: Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel
  • Oct 24, 1948: Bernard M Baruch introduces term Cold War
  • Oct 25, 1948: Special Council of Annulment convicts F Weinreb for collaboration
  • Oct 26, 1948: Killer smog settles into Donora, Pennsylvania.
  • Oct 27, 1948: Israel recaptures Nizzanim in the Negev.
  • Oct 28, 1948: Flag of Israel is adopted.
  • Oct 29, 1948: Israeli forces liberate Meron and Gush-Halev
  • Oct 30, 1948: Operation Hiram: Israelis take control of Galilee
  • Nov 1, 1948: President Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey
  • Nov 2, 1948: WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, Maryland (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 3, 1948: 2nd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Chicago
  • Nov 12, 1948: Japanese Premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
  • Nov 13, 1948: As the Girls Go opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 performances
  • Nov 15, 1948: William Lyon Mackenzie King retires as Prime Minister of Canada.
  • Nov 16, 1948: Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
  • Nov 17, 1948: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi divorces his second wife, the former Princess Fawzia of Egypt.
  • Nov 20, 1948: US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km
  • Nov 23, 1948: Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
  • Nov 24, 1948: Ireland votes for independence from the UK
  • Nov 25, 1948: KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 27, 1948: 36th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
  • Nov 28, 1948: Hopalong Cassidy premieres on TV
  • Nov 29, 1948: Kukla, Fran, and Ollie debuted on NBC
  • Nov 30, 1948: Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP
  • Dec 1, 1948: Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player.
  • Dec 2, 1948: Stan Musial is picked National League Most Valuable Player.
  • Dec 3, 1948: 1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn-in
  • Dec 4, 1948: Magdalena closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Dec 5, 1948: New York Giants' Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions.
  • Dec 8, 1948: Marinka closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 168 performances
  • Dec 11, 1948: WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 12, 1948: Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre : 14 members of the Scots Guards stationed in Malaysia allegedly massacre 24 unarmed civilians and set fire to the village.
  • Dec 15, 1948: Former state department official Alger Hiss indicted in New York City for perjury.
  • Dec 16, 1948: Lend an Ear opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • Dec 18, 1948: WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 19, 1948: 8th largest snowfall in NYC history
  • Dec 20, 1948: Second Chamber accepts second Police Action in Indonesia.
  • Dec 21, 1948: State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence.
  • Dec 22, 1948: KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 23, 1948: Seven Japanese convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo.
  • Dec 24, 1948: First US house completely sunheated is occupied (Dover, Massachusetts).
  • Dec 26, 1948: Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty arrested
  • Dec 28, 1948: IDF crosses Egyptian border
  • Dec 29, 1948: Rape of Lucretia opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Dec 30, 1948: Kiss Me, Kate opens at New Century Theater in New York City for 1077 performances.
  • Dec 31, 1948: Dutch police actions up Java gone on strike
  • Jan 4, 1948: Burma gains its independence from the United Kingdom, becoming an independent republic.


What does the year 1948 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1948 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 49th year of the 20th century and the 8th year of the 1940s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1947 and precedes 1949.

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