What happened with running shoes in 1948?
An acrimonious feud between the brothers Adi and Rudolph Dassler leads to them to go their separate ways. Rudolph forms Puma. See the book: Sneaker Wars for an analysis of what happened.
What else happened in 1948?
On January 1, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) comes into affect.
Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian pacifist and leader is assassinated on 30 January in New Delhi.
The 1948 Winter Olympics begin in St Moritz, Switzerland.
On April 7, The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
The physicist’s Ralph Asher Alpher and George Gamow publish their paper about the Big Bang.
The Berlin Blockade begins on June 24th. The The Berlin Airlift begins on the 26th.
The National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom starts on July 5, giving the right to universal healthcare for everyone.
The 1948 Summer Olympics begin on July 29 in London. They became known as the Austerity Games because of the hard economic climate in the aftermath of World War II. The 1500m was won by Henry Eriksson from Sweden in 3:49.8 and the marathon was won by Delfo Cabrera from Argentina in 2:34:51.6.
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