1948

Clockwise, from top left: Israeli Declaration of Independence; British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin signing the Treaty of Brussels; The 1948 Summer Olympics opens in London, United Kingdom; The trial of persons accused of participation and complicity in the Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi; a damaged building after the 1948 Fukui earthquake; an Australian Avro Lincoln bomber dropping 500 lb (230 kg) bombs in the Malayan Emergency; Pro-Communist demonstrations before the 1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état; West Berliners watch a Douglas C-54 Skymaster land at Tempelhof Airport in the Berlin Blockade.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1948 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1948
MCMXLVIII
Ab urbe condita2701
Armenian calendar1397
ԹՎ ՌՅՂԷ
Assyrian calendar6698
Baháʼí calendar104–105
Balinese saka calendar1869–1870
Bengali calendar1355
Berber calendar2898
British Regnal year12 Geo. 6 – 13 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar2492
Burmese calendar1310
Byzantine calendar7456–7457
Chinese calendar丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4645 or 4438
    — to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
4646 or 4439
Coptic calendar1664–1665
Discordian calendar3114
Ethiopian calendar1940–1941
Hebrew calendar5708–5709
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2004–2005
 - Shaka Samvat1869–1870
 - Kali Yuga5048–5049
Holocene calendar11948
Igbo calendar948–949
Iranian calendar1326–1327
Islamic calendar1367–1368
Japanese calendarShōwa 23
(昭和23年)
Javanese calendar1879–1880
Juche calendar37
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4281
Minguo calendarROC 37
民國37年
Nanakshahi calendar480
Thai solar calendar2491
Tibetan calendar阴火猪年
(female Fire-Pig)
2074 or 1693 or 921
    — to —
阳土鼠年
(male Earth-Rat)
2075 or 1694 or 922

1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1948th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 948th year of the 2nd millennium, the 48th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1940s decade.

Events

January

February

March

April

May

Israeli Declaration of Independence, 1948

June

A C-54 Skymaster landing at Berlin Tempelhof Airport

July

August

September

October

November

December

Dutch forces in the Dutch East Indies, 1948

Date unknown

Births

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

Ichirou Mizuki
John Carpenter
Carl Weathers
Davíð Oddsson
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Charles Taylor
Akira Yoshino

February

Henning Mankell
Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo
Alice Cooper
Christopher Guest
Barbara Hershey
Bernadette Peters

March

Eddy Grant
James Taylor
Billy Crystal
Sérgio Vieira de Mello
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Steven Tyler
Rhea Perlman
Al Gore

April

Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Frank Abagnale
Terry Pratchett

May

George Tupou V
Steve Winwood
Brian Eno
Grace Jones
Leo Sayer
Klaus Meine
Stevie Nicks
Svetlana Alexievich
John Bonham

June

Phylicia Rashad
Andrzej Sapkowski
Kathy Bates
Ian Paice

July

Jeremy Spencer
Nathalie Baye
Richard Simmons
Daphne Maxwell Reid
Rubén Blades
Cat Stevens
Peggy Fleming
Sally Struthers
Jean Reno

August

Jean-Pierre Raffarin
Deana Martin
John Noble
Robert Plant
Sgt. Slaughter
Lewis Black

September

Jeremy Irons
George R. R. Martin

October

Avery Brooks
Hema Malini
Margot Kidder
Akira Kushida
Kate Jackson

November

Lulu
Glenn Frey
Amadou Toumani Touré
Hassan Rouhani
Charles III
John Bolton
Michel Suleiman

December

Ozzy Osbourne
JoBeth Williams
Yoshihide Suga
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Samuel L. Jackson
Gérard Depardieu

Deaths

January

King Tomislav II of Croatia
Mahatma Gandhi
Orville Wright

February

Sergei Eisenstein

March

Antonin Artaud

April

Manuel Roxas
Kantarō Suzuki

May

Kathleen Cavendish
Dame May Whitty

June

Nasib al-Bitar
Prince Sabahaddin

July

Albert Bates
Charles Fillmore
Carole Landis

August

Babe Ruth
Charles Evans Hughes

September

Edvard Beneš
Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria

October

Franz Lehár

November

Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria
Béla Miklós

December

João Tamagnini Barbosa
Hideki Tojo

Nobel Prizes


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