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Headlines From 1948 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1948 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1948 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1948 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1948 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1948 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1948 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1948 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1948 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1948 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1948 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
1st January 1948Railways are nationalised to form British Railways.
30th January 1948Indian pacifist and leader Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Godse.
30th January 1948The 1948 Winter Olympics open in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
4th February 1948Ceylon, later renamed Sri Lanka, becomes independent within the British Commonwealth. King George VI becomes King of Ceylon.
17th March 1948The Hells Angels motorcycle gang is founded in California.
7th April 1948The World Health Organisation is established by the United Nations.
30th April 1948The Land Rover is unveiled at the Amsterdam Motor Show.
4th May 1948Laurence Olivier's film version of “Hamlet” makes its world premiere in London.
22nd June 1948The ship ‘Empire Windrush’ brings the first group of several hundred black immigrants to Tilbury near London from the Caribbean countries. This is the start of multiculturalism in Britain.
28th June 1948David Lean's “Oliver Twist“, based on Charles Dickens' famous novel, premieres in the United Kingdom. The film is banned for three years in the United States due to alleged anti-Semitism in the depiction of Fagin.
15th July 1948The first London branch of Alcoholics Anonymous is founded.
29th July 1948The 1948 Summer Olympics begin in London. The Olympic Games had previously been on a twelve-year hiatus due to the Second World War.
9th September 1948The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is formally declared, with Kim Il-sung as Prime Minister.
5th October 1948The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 people in the Soviet Union.
2nd November 1948Democratic incumbent Harry S. Truman defeats Republican Thomas E. Dewey and 'Dixiecrat' Strom Thurmond in the 1948 United States presidential election.
12th November 1948In Tokyo, an international war crimes tribunal sentences seven Japanese military and government officials to death, for their roles in the Second World War. One of those executed is General Hideki Tojo.
14th November 1948Birth of Prince Charles, heir to the throne.
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A Newspaper From 1948

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).