MAJOR HAPPENINGS
General Dwight Eisenhower becomes President of Columbia University.
President Truman signs a Selective Service Act to register all males between the ages of 18 and 25 for service in the armed forces.
Astronomers dedicate the world's largest reflector telescope in California.
SPORTING EVENTS
THE FIRST SKATER to complete the Double Axel in official competition - Dick Button [1948 Olympic games]

Toronto beats Detroit to capture the Stanley Cup in hockey.
2:05.2 was the winning time for Citation to win the Kentucky Derby.
Baltimore beats Philadelphia in basketball to become NBA Champions.
Indians win World Series over braves 4-3 in 6th game. Chicago Bears shut out Eagles 7-0 to win football championship.
Groucho Marx
These are my principles, and if you don't like them... I have others

From the moment I picked your book up until I put it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it
Spinning World
Presents....the year
1948 

There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation.

Marry an outdoors woman. Then if you throw her out into the yard for the night, she can still survive.
ENTERTAINMENT
Plays:South Pacific, Make Mine Manhattan, Man and Superman, Lady Windermere's Fan, Sweethearts, The Glass Menagerie, The Red Mill, The First Mrs. Fraser, Command Decision, Harvey, Media, Shakespearean Repertory, Junior Miss, Angel Street, The Corn Is Green
HIT SONGS
Twelfth Street Rag - Pee Wee Hunt  Manana - Peggy Lee  Now is the Hour - Bing Crosby  Buttons and Bows - Dinah Shore  Nature Boy - Nat King Cole  It's Magic - Doris Day  Woody Woodpecker - Kaye Kyser   You Call Everbody Darling - Al Trace
TOP MOVIES
Hamlet - Louisiana Story - Force of Evil - Letter from an Unknown Woman - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - Red River
FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN THIS YEAR
Prince Charles of Great Britain       Gerard Depardieu       Stevie Nicks
Jerry Mathers       Kate Jackson       Jackson Browne
Margot Kidder       Peggy Fleming      Sally Struthers
AVERAGE SALARY
$2,854.00
HOUSE PRICE
$13,500.00
AUTO PRICE
$1,550.00
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