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1948 Historical Event(s)
- January 21, 1948 – The Flag of Quebec is adopted and flown for the first time over the National Assembly of Quebec. The day is marked annually as Quebec Flag Day.
- February 7, 1948 – Neil Harvey becomes the youngest Australian to score a century in Test cricket.
- February 10, 1948 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rat in Chinese astrology.
- April 30, 1948 – In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
- May 20, 1948 – Chiang Kai-shek elected to be the first President of the Republic of China.
- May 26, 1948 – The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 557, which permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
- June 25, 1948 – The Berlin airlift begins.
- September 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.
- September 13, 1948 – Deputy Primer Minister of India Vallabhbhai Patel ordered the Army to move into the Hyderabad to integrate it with Indian Union.
- December 23, 1948 – Seven Japanese convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo.
Who Were Born On 1948?
- April 4, 1948 – Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor
- April 13, 1948 – Nam Hae-il, Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy
- May 16, 1948 – Katia Dandoulaki, Greek actress
- July 12, 1948 – Susan Blu, American voice actress
- July 23, 1948 – John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician
- September 14, 1948 – Marc Reisner, American writer (d. 2000)
- September 18, 1948 – Rodger Beckman, American baseball player
- October 2, 1948 – Trevor Brooking, English footballer
- November 27, 1948 – James Avery, American actor
- December 31, 1948 – Joe Dallesandro American actor