1948 in History – What happened in year 1948


In history, year 1948 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1948.

Know what happened in 1948:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 AugustBefore the House Un-American Activities Committee of the UnitedStates House of Representatives, former spy turned government informerWhittaker Chambers accused U.S. State Department official Alger Hiss ofbeing a communist and a Soviet spy.
12 July Arab–Israeli War-Israeli Defense Force officer Yitzhak Rabinsigned the order to expel Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.
15 MayThe Australian cricket team set a first-class world record thatstill stands by scoring 721 runs in a day against Essex.
21 FebruaryBill France, Sr. and several other race car drivers founded NASCAR, the governing body of stock car racing in the United States.
21 JuneThe Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine, the world'sfirst stored-program computer, ran its first computer program.
25 FebruaryFearful of civil war and Soviet intervention in recent unrest, Czechoslovakian president Edvard Beneš ceded control over the government to the Communist Party.
25 March Meteorologists at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City issued the world's first tornado forecast after noticing conditions similar to another tornado that had struck five days earlier.
29 OctoberArab-Israeli War-As the Israel Defense Forces captured thePalestinian Arab village of Safsaf, they massacred at least 52villagers.
01 DecemberIn 'one of Australia's most profound mysteries', the body of anunidentified man was found on Somerton beach in Adelaide, a case whichremains unsolved today.
10 DecemberThe United Nations General Assembly adopted the UniversalDeclaration of Human Rights, representing the first global expression ofrights to which all human beings are inherently entitled.
03 NovemberThe Chicago Tribune published the erroneous headline 'DeweyDefeats Truman' in its early morning edition shortly after incumbentU.S. President Harry S. Truman officially upset the heavily favoredGovernor of New York Thomas Dewey in the U.S. presidential election.
18 AugustAustralia completed a 4–0 Ashes series win, earning them thenickname of 'The Invincibles' for being the first Test cricket matchside to play an entire tour of England without losing a match.
15 MayThe Australian cricket team, on tour in England set a first-class world record that still stands by scoring 721 runs in a dayagainst Essex.
03 AprilAn uprising began on Jeju Island, eventually leading to thedeaths of between 14,000 and 30,000 individuals due to fighting betweenits various factions, and the violent suppression of the rebellion bythe South Korean army.
07 AprilThe United Nations established the World Health Organization toact as a coordinating authority on international public health.
22 AprilCivil War in Mandatory Palestine-The Jewish paramilitary groupHaganah captured Haifa from the Arab Liberation Army.
30 AprilTwenty-one countries signed a charter in Bogotá, Colombia,establishing the Organization of American States.
07 JanuaryAir National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell fatally crashed hisP-51 Mustang while in pursuit of a UFO near Fort Knox, Kentucky.
30 JanuaryNathuram Godse fatally shot Mahatma Gandhi (pictured), thepolitical and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independencemovement, at Birla House in Delhi.
13 MayFifteen Jewish residents of Kibbutz Kfar Etzion were massacredfollowing their surrender after a two-day battle with the Arab Legionand Arab settlers.
14 MayDavid Ben-Gurion publicly read the Israeli Declaration ofIndependence at the present-day Independence Hall in Tel Aviv,officially establishing a new Jewish state in parts of the formerBritish Mandate of Palestine.
24 MayArab–Israeli War-After five days of fighting, Egyptianforces finally captured the Israeli community of Yad Mordechai after thedefenders had abandoned it.
30 January Nathuram Godse fatally shot Mahatma Gandhi (pictured), thepolitical and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independencemovement, at Birla House in Delhi.
31 JulyNew York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport wasdedicated as New York International Airport.
01 DecemberIn 'one of Australia's most profound mysteries', the body of anunidentified man was found on Somerton beach in Adelaide, a case whichremains unsolved today.
01 NovemberAthenagoras I was elected as the 268th Ecumenical Patriarch ofConstantinople.
17 SeptemberSwedish diplomat Folke Bernadotte was assassinated by themilitant Zionist group Lehi.
21 JuneThe Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine, the world'sfirst stored-program computer, ran its first computer program.
30 MayA dike holding the Columbia River broke, causing a flood thatdestroyed Vanport, Oregon, US, only five years after it was built.
03 AprilThe Marshall Plan, an economic recovery program established by US Secretary of State George Marshall to assist the post-World War II re-building of Europe, was signed into law.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1948:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 SeptemberJames Rebhorn / Actor / United States of America
02 SeptemberNate Archibald / Basketball Player / United States of America
04 March Shakin' Stevens / Singer / Britain
04 February Alice Cooper / Writer / United States of America
05 NovemberBernard-Henri Lévy / Author / France
11 March Roy Barnes / Politician / United States of America
12 JuneHerbert Meyer / Footballer / Germany
14 JulyTom Latham / Politician / United States of America
16 SeptemberSusan Ruttan / Actress / United States of America
16 AugustPierre Reid / Politician / Canada
17 SeptemberJohn Ritter / Actor / United States of America
23 February Trevor Cherry / Footballer / United Kingdom
24 March Lee Oskar / Musician / Denmark
24 February Tim Staffell / Singer / United Kingdom
25 March Bonnie Bedelia / Actress / United States of America
27 SeptemberDuncan Fletcher / Cricketer / Zimbabwe
27 MayMorning Glory Zell-Ravenheart / Author / United States of America
29 February Patricia A. McKillip / Author / United States of America
29 January Raymond Keene / Author / United Kingdom
29 SeptemberMike Pinera / Writer / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1948:

YearName / Profession / Country
19 JulyAltamas Kabir / Lawyer / India
02 JulyAlok Dhanwa / Writer / India
24 FebruaryJayalalithaa / Politician / India
27 AprilHarish Rawat / Politician / India
14 MayBob Woolmer / Cricketer / India
10 DecemberJasuben Shilpi / Sculptor / India
22 MayNedumudi Venu / Actor / India
15 JanuaryBal Govind Dwivedi / Writer / India
18 March Eknath Solkar / Cricketer / India
02 OctoberPersis Khambatta / Model / India
02 OctoberPersis Khambatta / Actress / India
09 JulyRadhabinod Koijam / Politician / India
12 AugustSiddaramaiah / Politician / India
09 AprilJaya Bachchan / Actress / India
16 OctoberHema Malini / Politician / India
05 JanuaryParthasarathy Sharma / Player / India
19 JuneOkram Ibobi Singh / Politician / India
13 January Gaj Singh / Politician / India
04 SeptemberAnant Nag / Actor / India
24 February Jayalalithaa / Politician / India

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