Events of the year 1948

Major Events

Communists Control Czechoslavakia

Berlin Blockaded

Soviets Recall Advisors From Yugoslavia

Defeat in Manchuria

South Africa Begins Apartheid

State of Israel Declared

Berlin Airlift

US Recognizes Israel

Organization of American States

Civil War In Costa Rica

Polaroid Camera

Quantum Dynamics Theory

Soviets Introduce MIG -15


NBA: Baltimore Bullets vs. Philadelphia Warriors Series: 4-2

NCAA Football: Michigan Record: 9-0-0

Heisman Trophy: Doak Walker, SMU HB Points: 778

Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings Series: 4-0

US Open Golf: Ben Hogan Score: 276 Course: Rivera CC Location: Los Angeles, CA

World Series: Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Braves Series: 4-2

Dick Button won Gold in Winter Olympics, the youngest ever to do so, and the first to accomplish a double axel in competition and the first ever to do a triple of any kind.

Popular Movies

1. The Road to Rio

2. Easter Parade

3. Red River

4. The Three Musketeers

5. Jonny Belinda

6. Cass Timberlane

7. The Emperor Waltz

8. Gentleman's Agreement

9. Date with Judy

10. Captain from Castile

Academy Awards

Best Picture: "Hamlet"

Best Director: John Huston ... "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"

Best Actor: Laurence Oliver ... "Hamlet"

Best Actress: Jane Wyman ... "Johnny Belinda"

Nobel Prizes


Tiselius, Arne Wilhelm Kaurin, Sweden, Uppsala University, b. 1902, d. 1971: "for his research on electrophoresis and adsorption analysis, especially for his discoveries concerning the complex nature of the serum proteins"


Eliot, Thomas Stearns, Great Britain, b. 1888 (in S:t Louis, MO., U.S.A.), d. 1965: "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry"


The prize money was allocated to the Main Fund (1/3) and to the Special Fund (2/3) of this prize section.

Physiology or Medicine

Mueller, Paul Hermann, Switzerland, Laboratorium der Farben-Fabriken J.R. Geigy A.G. (Laboratory of the J.R. Geigy Dye-Factory Co.), Basel, b. 1899, d. 1965: "for his discovery of the high efficiency of DDT as a contact poison against several arthropods"


BLACKETT, Lord PATRICK MAYNARD STUART, Great Britain, Victoria University, Manchester, b. 1897, d. 1974: "for his development of the Wilson cloud chamber method, and his discoveries therewith in the fields of nuclear physics and cosmic radiation"

Pulitzer Prizes

Drama: Tennessee Williams ... "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Fiction: James A. Michener ... "Tales of the South Pacific"

History: Bernard DeVoto ... "Across the Wide Missouri"

International Reporting: Paul W. Ward ... "Baltimore Sun"

National Reporting: Bert Andrews ... "New York Herald Tribune" & Nat S. Finney ... "Minneapolis Tribune"

Public Service: "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

Tony Awards

Best Play: "Mister Roberts"

Best Musical: (No Musical Awarded)