1948

Article

May 19, 2022

Events

February 25 - In Czechoslovakia, the Communists seize all power, the so-called "Victorious February" December 10 - The Universal Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. May 14 - The Declaration of Independence of Israel is signed The International Union for Conservation of Nature was founded. Project of the first digital computer in the USSR (Rameev Bashir Iskanderovich, Brooke Isaac Semenovich). October 29 - Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on the award "for the successful implementation of a special task of the Government" to combat the nationalist underground in Western Ukraine. December 9 - The UN General Assembly (Resolution 260 A (III)) ratifies the "Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide" (see also: December 10)

Science

George Gamow predicted relic radiation. The Casimir effect is theoretically predicted.

Born

See also Category: Born 1948 January 1 - Rudakov Yevhen, Ukrainian football player, goalkeeper of Dynamo Kyiv. January 7 - Natalia Gvozdikova, Russian actress. January 8 - David Bowie, English rock singer, actor. January 14 - Kharlamov Valery Borisovich, a prominent Russian hockey player. January 16 - John Carpenter, American film director, screenwriter. January 17 - Mick Taylor, English rock singer, musician (Rolling Stones). January 20 - Anatoly Shcharansky, Soviet dissident. January 27 - Mikhail Baryshnikov, American dancer and actor. January 30 - Eduard Hurwitz, Ukrainian politician. February 4 - Alice Cooper, American rock singer. February 5 - Eriksson Sven Goran, Swedish football coach. February 19 - Tony Yomi, British rock musician, guitarist (Black Sabbath). February 29 - Kupchenko Irina Petrovna, Russian actress. March 14 - Billy Crystal, American singer, actor. March 22 - Andrew Lloyd Webber, English composer, producer. March 25 - Bonnie Badelia, American actress. March 26 - Stephen Tyler, American rock singer (Aerosmith). March 27 - Zharkov Alexei Dmitrievich, Russian film actor. March 31 - Vinokur Vladimir, Russian pop artist. March 31 - Gore Albert, American politician. April 3 - Dikul Valentin Ivanovich, Russian circus artist. April 14 - Ferguson Larry, American musician, keyboardist of Hot Chocolate. 20