What Happened in Oct 1948

  • Gorman Dogfight

    On the night of October 1, 1948, he had been on a cross-country flight with his squadron. Upon return to Hector airport in Fargo, he elected to log... Read more

  • Bukken Bruse Disaster

    The Bukken Bruse disaster was the crash of a flying boat upon landing at Hommelvika in Malvik municipality, nearby Trondheim, Trøndelag, Norway, on... Read more

  • 1948 World Series

    The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians against the Boston Braves. The Braves had won the National League pennant for the first time... Read more

  • Ashgabat Earthquake of 1948

    The earthquake struck at 2:17 in the morning on 6 October 1948. The epicenter of the earthquake was located near the small village Gara-Gaudan, 25... Read more

  • Fidel Castro marries Mirta Diaz-Balart

    By his first wife Mirta Díaz-Balart, whom he married on October 11, 1948, Castro has a son named Fidel Ángel "Fidelito" Castro Díaz-Balart, born on... Read more

  • Gerald Ford Marries Elizabeth Bloomer Warren

    On October 15, 1948, at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Ford married Elizabeth Bloomer Warren, a department store fashion consultant.... Read more

  • KLM Constellation Air Disaster

    Take-off from Schiphol was planned at 20:00 on 20 October 1948 for a flight to New York via Prestwick, with as alternative Shannon, Ireland. The... Read more