1948 in History
January 1 1st color newsreel filmed in Pasadena, California
January 1 Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test vs. India
January 1 Britain nationalizes its railways
January 1 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade effective
January 1 Italy adopts constitution
January 1 Orissa province accedes to India
January 2 WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, New York (PBS) begins
January 3 Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 and 127*) vs. India MCG
January 4 Burma declares independence from UK
January 7 U.S. president Truman raises taxes for Marshall-plan
January 8 Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason
January 9 Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston
January 10 "Call Me Mister" closes at National Theater New York City after 734 performances
January 12 1st Supermarket in U.K. opens
January 12 Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast
January 12 U.S. Supreme Court decision (Sipuel vs. Oklahoma State Board of Regents)
January 13 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
January 16 35 Haganah members are ambushed and killed in Gush Etzyon
January 17 Netherlands and Indonesia agree to a cease fire
January 17 Trial of 11 U.S. Communist party members begins in New York City
January 18 1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria
January 18 Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)
January 21 W Indies vs. England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes and Jim Laker
January 22 Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his 1st Test Cricket innings vs. WI Barbados
January 23 Bradman scores 201 in 272 minutes vs. India, 21 fours 1 six
January 23 Huston's "Treasure of Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart opens
January 23 Test debut of Neil Harvey, vs. India at Adelaide
January 24 Australia all out 674 vs. India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)
January 24 Dutch Liberal Party forms-People's party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)
January 24 "Music in My Heart" closes at Adelphi Theater New York City after 124 performances
January 26 Executive Order 9981, end segregation in U.S. Armed Forces signed
January 27 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
January 27 1st tape recorder sold
January 29 Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players
January 29 "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 188 performances
January 30 5th Winter Olympic games open in St. Moritz, Switzerland
January 31 J D Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" appears in NY
January 31 Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway
February 1 Federation Malaysia forms from 9 sultanates
February 1 Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed
February 2 President Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program
February 3 Dick Button becomes 1st world figure skating champion from US
February 4 Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares independence from UK
February 5 Dick Button becomes 1st U.S. figure skating Olympic champion
February 5 Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st U.S. woman Olympic slalom champion
February 5 "Nature of Things" science show premieres on NBC prime time
February 6 Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia
February 6 KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, California (CBS) 1st broadcast
February 7 "Cradle Will Rock" closes at Mansfield Theater New York City after 34 performances
February 7 Omar Bradley succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as Army Chief of Staff
February 8 5th Winter Olympic games close at St. Moritz, Switzerland
February 9 WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
February 10 Greek General Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki
February 11 Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut England vs. WI, out for 140
February 11 John Costello follows Eamon Da Valera as premier of Ireland
February 11 Test Cricket debut of Frank Worrell, vs. England Port-of-Spain
February 12 1st Lt. Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps
February 13 Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for West Indies in only Test Cricket innings
February 13 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Lannoy and Baugniet of BEL
February 13 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Richard Button USA
February 13 Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to U.S. from England
February 15 Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan
February 16 1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News" shown on NBC
February 16 Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for 1st time
February 20 Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns
February 22 Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die
February 24 Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia
February 25 Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier
February 29 Stern-group bomb Cairo-Haifa train, 27 British soldiers died
March 5 Actor Eli Wallach marries actress Anne Jackson
March 5 U.S. rocket flies record 4800 KPH to 126k height
March 8 Supreme Court rules relg instructions in pub schools unconstitutional
March 9 Provisionary Indonesian government installed in Batavia
March 10 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca
March 11 Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
March 11 Reginald Weit became the 1st black to play in the U.S. Tennis Open
March 11 WBAL TV channel 11 in Baltimore, MD (CBS) begins broadcasting
March 12 -5 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
March 13 10th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor 58-42
March 14 Freedom Train arrives in San Francisco
March 15 Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team vs. Western Australia
March 15 Sir Laurence Olivier on the cover of LIFE magazine
March 15 WCAU TV channel 10 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins broadcasting
March 18 France and Great Britain and Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
March 18 Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting
March 19 Lee Savold KOs Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds at MSG, New York City
March 20 1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90
March 20 20th Academy Awards - "Gentleman's Agreement," L Young, R Colman win minutes by 2nd live televised musical Arturo Toscvanni on NBC
March 21 "Stop the Music" with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio
March 23 John Cunningham sets world altitude record (54,492' (18,133 m))
March 28 2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win
March 29 Drachtster Boys soccer team forms in Drachten
March 29 Yankees and Red Sox tie at 2-2 in 17, spring training game
March 31 Congress passes Marshall Aid Act to rehabilitate war-torn Europe
April 1 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe and Gamow
April 1 H H H Johnson bowls WI to win vs. England 10-96 match on debut
April 3 1st U.S. figure skating championships held
April 3 Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)
April 3 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
April 3 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
April 4 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to 1st base; it ends in a tie
April 5 WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, Illinois (IND) begins broadcasting
April 7 World Health Organization forms by U.N.
April 8 Soen Nakagawa and Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in SF
April 10 Jewish Hagana repels an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek
April 11 12th Golf Masters Championship: Claude Harmon wins, shooting a 279
April 13 75 scientists ambushed on way to Mount Scopus
April 14 A flash of light is observed in crater Plato on Moon
April 14 New York City subway fares jump from 5 cents to 10 cents
April 14 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
April 14 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
April 15 1st Jewish-Arab military battle, arabs defeated
April 15 Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh created
April 15 KCPX (now KTVX) TV channel 4 in Salt Lake City, UT (ABC) 1st broadcast
April 16 Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris
April 18 International Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands
April 19 52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:02
April 19 ABC-TV network begins
April 19 Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
April 20 New York City hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents
April 20 Walter P Reuther UAW President shot and wounded at his home in Detroit
April 21 1st Polaroid camera was sold in US
April 21 2nd NBA Championship: Baltimore Bullets beat Philadelphia Warriors, 4 games to 2
April 22 WTVR TV channel 6 in Richmond, Virginia (CBS) begins broadcasting
April 23 KSTP TV channel 5 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast
April 27 Arab legion attacks Gesher bridge on Jordan River
April 29 Bradman scores 107 Australia vs. Worcs, 152 minutes, 15 fours
April 30 "Inside USA" opens at Century Theater New York City for 339 performances
April 30 Org of American States charter signed at Bogota, Colombia
April 30 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
May 1 74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:05.4
May 1 North Korean proclaims itself People's Democratic Republic of Korea
May 1 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Auspicia quaedam
May 3 Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener and Tennessee Williams
May 4 The Hague Court of Justice convicts Hans Rauter (SS) to the death
May 5 1st air squadron of jets aboard a carrier
May 5 Belgian government of Spaak resigns
May 6 "Sally" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 36 performances
May 7 Nazi collaborator V-Mann Antonius van de Waals sentence to death
May 8 Bradman scores 146 Australia vs. Surrey, 174 minutes, 15 fours
May 10 1st attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom Israel
May 10 Winston Churchill visits The Hague
May 11 Haganah takes control of Safed and port of Haifa
May 11 Luigi Einaudi elected president of Italy
May 12 Queen Wilhelmina resigns
May 14 Israel declares independence from British administration
May 14 Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's 1st broadcast
May 14 Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem
May 14 U.S. grants Israel de facto recognition
May 14 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
May 14 WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
May 15 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends
May 15 74th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:02.4
May 15 Australia scores 721 runs in one day vs. Essex, world record
May 15 Bradman scores 187 Australia vs. Essex, 124 minutes, 33 fours 1 five
May 15 Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabian troops attack Israel
May 16 Botvinnik wins 5-player tournament to determine world chess champion
May 16 CBS news correspondent George Polk's body is found in Greece
May 16 Chaim Weizmann elected 1st president of Israel
May 16 Egyptians enter the Gaza
May 16 George Polk, CBS news correspondant, body found
May 16 Israel issues its 1st postage stamps
May 17 Israel liberates Acre, Nebi Yusha and Telel-Kadi
May 17 Soviet Union recognized Israel
May 18 Arab Legion captures fort on Mount Scopus
May 18 "Ballet Ballads" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 62 performances
May 18 Saudi Arabia joins invasion of Israel
May 20 1st use of Israeli Air Force and 1st war victory, defeating Syrian army
May 20 Cleveland Indians tie AL record of 18 walks (beat Red Sox 13-4)
May 21 New York Yankees Joe Dimaggio hits for cycle (single, double, triple, home run)
May 23 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive home runs
May 23 Ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel
May 24 Benjamin Brittens "Beggar's Opera," premieres in Cambridge
May 25 30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St. Louis
May 25 San Francisco receives its 1st telecast
May 26 Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
May 26 South Africa elects a nationalist government with apartheid policy
May 27 Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid
May 27 Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians
May 28 Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement
May 30 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game
May 31 Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings)
June 1 Israel and Arabs agree to a cease fire
June 3 200" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory
June 3 Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mount Rushmore
June 3 "Sleepy Hallow" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 12 performances
June 5 Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23
June 7 Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; President Bernes resigns
June 7 KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
June 8 "Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC TV
June 8 "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 36 performances
June 9 WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
June 12 48th U.S. Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 276 at Riviera CC in LA
June 12 80th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:28.2
June 12 Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge
June 12 "Hold It!" closes at National Theater New York City after 46 performances
June 12 "Sleepy Hallow" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 12 performances
June 12 "William Tell Overture" by Spike Jones peaks at #6
June 13 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
June 14 Klemens Gottwald becomes president of Czechoslovakia
June 15 1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Philadelphia A's
June 15 Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win Test Cricket anyway
June 15 WPIX TV channel 11 in New York City, New York (IND) begins broadcasting
June 15 WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting
June 17 Joe Cronin pinch hit home runs in both ends of a doubleheader
June 18 American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights
June 18 National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time
June 18 Phillies pitching great Robin Roberts debut, loses 2-0 to Pirates
June 18 U.N. Commission on Human Rights adopts International Declaration of Human Rights
June 19 Panama and Costa Rica recognize Israel
June 19 U.S.S.R. blocks access road to West Berlin
June 20 20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo
June 20 Cleveland draws then record 82,781 for doubleheader
June 20 Deutsche Mark introduced in West-Germany
June 20 "Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV
June 21 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
June 21 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced (DR Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
June 21 Columbia commits to 33 1/3 rpm records, plans to phase out 78's as Dr. Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrates "long playing record"
June 21 Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor-General of India
June 21 Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
June 21 WNAC (now KNEV) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting
June 24 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia nominates New York Governor Thomas Dewey
June 24 Soviet Union begins Berlin Blockade
June 25 Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
June 25 Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to U.S.)
June 26 U.S. denounces Soviet blockade of Berlin
June 28 U.S. and British airlift to West-Berlin begins
June 30 Cleveland Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0
June 30 Last British armies leave Israel
June 30 Transistor as a substitute for Radio tubes announced, Bell Labs
July 1 Bradman scores 128 Australia vs. Surrey, 141 minutes, 15 fours
July 1 Brooklyn's Roy Campanella debuts as catcher
July 1 New York City subway fare goes to 10 cents, bus fare to 7 cents and combo fare at 12 cents
July 2 62nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich (75 06 62 36 75)
July 3 55th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (63 86)
July 3 Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death
July 5 Britain's National Health Service Act begins
July 7 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular U.S. Navy
July 7 Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige at 42
July 8 500th anniversary Russian orthodox church celebrated in Moscow
July 9 Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleveland
July 10 "Allegro" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 318 performances
July 10 "Ballet Ballads" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 62 performances
July 10 "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" closes at Adelphi Theater New York City after 188 performances
July 10 Lydda Airfield captured by Israeli army
July 11 1st air bombing of Jerusalem
July 12 1st jets to fly across Atlantic, 6 RAF de Havilland Vampires
July 13 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis
July 14 Israel bombs Cairo
July 15 Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
July 15 President Truman nominated for another term
July 16 Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, New York Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott and Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager
July 17 Israeli army captures Nazareth
July 17 Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea
July 18 "Marinka" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 168 performances
July 18 Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 home runs in a game
July 19 French government of Schuman, resigns
July 20 Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champ
July 20 Syngman Rhee elected president of South-Korea
July 20 U.S. Communist Party chairman William Forster arrested
July 21 WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
July 23 Progressive party convention nominates Henry Wallace for President
July 24 4 Duluth Minnesota Dukes (St. Louis Cardinals Class C farm team) die in crash
July 24 Soviets blockades Berlin from west
July 26 1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show
July 26 "Babe Ruth Story," premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance
July 26 Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a New York Giant
July 26 President Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 directing "equality of treatment and opportunity" in armed forces
July 27 Australia set 404 to win vs. England at Headingley
July 27 Bradman's 29th and last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404
July 27 Otto Skorzeny escapes anti-nazi camp at Darmstadt
July 28 I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
July 29 King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London
July 30 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record (10K - 29:59.6)
July 30 Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont)
July 31 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 581 performances
July 31 President Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), New York
August 3 Cleveland's Satchel Paige make his 1st start and goes 7 innings
August 3 Franklin D. Roosevelt advisor Alger Hiss accused to be a "communist"
August 4 5 day southern filibuster succeeds in maintaining poll tax
August 5 Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)
August 6 Bob Mathias, U.S., wins decathlon at London Olympics
August 6 Dreesgovt (KVP/Social Democratics/CHU/Liberal) forms
August 6 Fanny Blankers-Koen (Netherlands) is 1st women to win 3 golds at Olympics
August 7 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns
August 7 Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)
August 8 "Hold It!" opens at National Theater New York City for 46 performances
August 10 ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, New York)
August 10 Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC
August 10 Bradman scores 133* Australia vs. Lancashire, 216 minutes, 17 fours
August 10 WABC TV channel 7 in New York, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
August 11 Summer Olympics opens in London
August 12 Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
August 13 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
August 14 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
August 14 Bradman's last Test Cricket innings
August 14 England all out for 52 vs. Australia at Cricket Oval
August 15 3rd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson Zaharias
August 15 Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
August 16 Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
August 16 Israeli pound becomes legal tender
August 17 Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
August 17 Phillies commit 8 errors in a game
August 17 Tom Henrich hits his then record tying 4th grand slam of season
August 20 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)
August 20 U.S. expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin
August 21 Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
August 23 Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
August 23 World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries
August 25 Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's
August 27 102 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
August 31 Queen Wilhelmina celebrates 50th jubilee
September 1 Bradman scores 143 Australia vs. South of England, 17 fours 1 six
September 1 Communist form North China People's Republic
September 1 U.N.'s World Health Organization forms
September 3 W Gomulka deposed as general secretary of Polish Worker's party
September 4 "Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater New York City after 308 performances
September 4 Queen Wilhelmina abdicates Dutch throne
September 6 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)
September 6 Juliana becomes queen of Netherlands
September 7 1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron, Ohio
September 8 British De Havilland 08-fighter flies faster than sound
September 9 Bkln Dodger Rex Barney no-hits New York Giants, 2-0
September 9 "Hilarities (of 1949)" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 14 performances
September 9 People's Democratic Republic of Korea proclaimed
September 10 Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
September 10 Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England
September 13 Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress
September 14 Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Michigan 5th Dist Representative primary
September 14 Ground breaking ceremony for United Nations world headquarters
September 14 Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater
September 15 F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1080 kph
September 15 "Small Wonder" opens at Coronet Theater New York City for 134 performances
September 15 WHN-AM in New York City changes call letters to WMGM
September 16 "Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater New York City for 12 performances
September 17 KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles/Hollywood, California (IND) begins
September 17 WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
September 18 Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)
September 18 "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater New York City after 14 performances
September 18 Ralph J. Bunche confirmed as acting United Nations mediator in Palestine
September 19 62nd U.S. Womens Tennis: M Osborne duPont beats A L Brough (46 64 15-13)
September 19 68th U.S. Mens Tennis: "Pancho" Gonzales beats E Sturgess (62 63 14-12)
September 19 Richard A Gonzales wins U.S. Tennis Open
September 20 "Magdalena" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 48 performances
September 20 Mexican Baseball league disbanded
September 21 "Texaco Star Theater" with Milton Berle premieres on NBC-TV
September 23 Braves clinch NL pennant
September 24 Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally) pleads innocent in Washington D.C.
September 24 Yankees, Boston and Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)
September 25 "Heaven on Earth" closes at Century Theater New York City after 12 performances
September 26 Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
September 27 "Carib Song" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 36 performances
September 28 WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
September 29 Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet" opens at Park Avenue Cinema
September 29 WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, Texas (NBC) begins
September 29 WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting
October 1 California Supreme Court voids state statue banning interracial marriages
October 1 Radio Denmark begins transmitting
October 2 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 725 performances
October 3 Columbia U reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
October 3 NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week
October 4 Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game
October 4 World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft
October 6 KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting
October 6 "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 113 performances
October 9 WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
October 10 Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
October 11 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series
October 11 "Love Life" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 252 performances
October 11 "Where's Chartev?" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 792 performances
October 12 Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager
October 14 Batavia lieutenant governor general Of Mook dismissed
October 14 Large scale fighting between Israel and Egypt
October 15 China's Red army occupies Chinchov
October 16 Demonstration by Moscow Jews honoring Israeli ambassador Golda Meir
October 16 "Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 831 performances
October 18 Operation 10 Plagues - Israeli offensive against Egyptian army
October 19 "My Romance" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 95 performances
October 21 Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
October 21 Dutch Constellation crashes at Prestwick Scotland (40 murder)
October 21 Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington D.C.)
October 21 U.N. reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
October 22 Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel
October 24 Bernard M. Baruch introduces term "Cold War"
October 24 Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta," premieres
October 24 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical In Multiplicibus Curis
October 24 WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
October 25 Special Council of Annulment convicts F. Weinreb for collaboration
October 27 Albert Camus' "L'etat de Siege," premieres in Paris
October 27 Israel recaptures Nizzanim in Negev
October 28 Flag of Israel is adopted
October 29 Israeli forces liberate Meron and Gush-Halev
October 30 20 die and 6,000 made ill by smog in Donora Pennsylvania
October 30 Operation Hiram: Israelis take control of Galilee
November 1 Mao's Red army conquerors Mukden, Manchuria
November 1 President Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey
November 2 Truman beats Dewey, confounding pollsters and newspapers
November 2 WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting
November 3 2nd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Chicago
November 3 Chicago Tribune reports: "Dewey beats Truman"
November 4 T. S. Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature
November 12 Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
November 13 "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 420 performances
November 15 William Lyon Mackenzie King retires as Prime Minister of Canada
November 16 Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
November 17 Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
November 19 Belgian government of Spaak, forms
November 20 U.S. balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)
November 23 Dr. Frank G Back (New York City) patents lens to provide zoom effects
November 24 Ireland votes for independence from UK
November 24 WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting
November 25 Ft. Funston's 16-inch coastal guns removed
November 25 KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
November 26 Belgian government of Spaak, resigns
November 27 36th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
November 27 Honda 1st opens in America
November 28 1st Polaroid camera sold
November 28 "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV
November 29 1st opera to be televised, "Othello," broadcast from the Met (New York City)
November 29 KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (NBC) begins broadcasting
November 29 "Kukla, Fran, and Ollie" debuted on NBC
November 30 Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP
November 30 Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin
December 1 Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan, King of Palestine
December 1 Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player
December 2 Stan Musial is picked NL MVP
December 3 1st U.S. woman army officer not in medical corps sworn-in
December 3 Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial
December 3 Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea, killing 1,100
December 3 "Pumpkin Papers" come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss)
December 4 "Magdalena" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 48 performances
December 4 SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River China, sinks killing 2,750 die
December 5 New York Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions
December 8 14th Heisman Trophy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (HB)
December 8 Jordan annexs Arabic Palestine
December 8 "Marinka" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 168 performances
December 9 U.N. General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide
December 10 U.N. General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
December 11 WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
December 11 WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting
December 15 Former state department official Alger Hiss indicted in New York City for perjury
December 16 "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater New York City for 460 performances
December 18 Indonesia begins it's 2nd political election
December 18 WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, Louisiana (NBC) begins broadcasting
December 19 2nd political action of Java/Sumatra
December 19 8th largest snowfall in New York City history (15.3")
December 19 Cleveland Browns beats Buffalo Bills 49-7 in AAFC championship game
December 19 Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cards 7-0 in NFL championship game
December 20 Second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia
December 21 O'Neil Place in the Bronx erronously renamed O'Neill Place
December 21 State of Eire, formerly Irish Free State, declares its independence
December 22 KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, California (CBS) begins broadcasting
December 24 1st U.S. house completely sunheated is occupied (Dover Massachusetts)
December 24 Greek government disbands due to state of war, press censorship
December 26 Hungarian cardinal Mindszenty arrested
December 28 Israeli Defence Forces crosses Egyptian border
December 28 Middel-Java as a whole in Dutch hands
December 28 U.S. announced a study to launch an Earth satellite
December 29 Canada recognizes Israel
December 29 U.S. State Department announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
December 30 "Kiss Me, Kate" opens at New Century Theater New York City for 1077 performances
December 31 Dutch police actions up Java gone on strike