What Happened in Apr 1948

  • Truman Signs the Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan (from its enactment, officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was the primary plan of the United States for rebuilding and... Read more

  • Gatow Air Disaster of 1948

    The aircraft was circling Gatow in preparation for landing when the DC-3 collided head on with the Russian Air Force Yakovlev 3 fighter, which was... Read more

  • Operation Nachshon

    Operation Nachshon was an Israeli military operation during the 1947-1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine. Its objective was to open up the... Read more

  • World Health Organization (WHO) Founded

    When the United Nations was formed in 1945, there was a significant need for organizations to be created that would take charge globally of matters... Read more

  • Claude Harmon wins the 12th Masters Tournament

    The winner of the 1948 Masters was Claude Harmon. You might not recognize that name. After all, Harmon's only win on the PGA Tour was ... the 1948... Read more

  • Deir Yassin massacre

    The Deir Yassin massacre took place on April 9, 1948, when around 120 fighters from the Irgun and Lehi Zionist paramilitary groups attacked Deir... Read more

  • "The Big Clock" Is Released

    The Big Clock is a 1948 film noir thriller directed by John Farrow, based on the novel of the same name by Kenneth Fearing. The black-and-white... Read more

  • Hadassah medical convoy massacre

    The Hadassah medical convoy massacre took place on April 13, 1948, when a convoy, escorted by Haganah militia, bringing medical and fortification... Read more

  • Toronto Maple Leafs win Stanley Cup

    The 1948 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series between the Detroit Red Wings and the defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs... Read more