1948 in Wales
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- Prince of Wales – vacant
- Princess of Wales – vacant
- Archbishop of Wales – David Prosser, Bishop of St David's
- Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales – Wil Ifan
- 21 May - Hugh Dalton is appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
- 24 June - Thomas Williams is created 1st Baron Williams of Ynyshir.
- 1 July - The National Museum of Wales opens the Welsh Folk Museum at St Fagans to the public, the first open-air museum in the UK (director: Iorwerth Peate).
- October - Opening of the Hoover washing machine factory at Merthyr Tydfil.
- December - Plas Machynlleth given to the people of the town.
- Aneurin Bevan is instrumental in the passing of the Local Government Act and National Assistance Act.
- Ness Edwards joins the Privy Council.
- Creation of the Welsh Joint Education Committee.
- Beginning of nylon manufacture at Pontypool.
- Jim Griffiths becomes Chairman of the Labour Party.
- The Council for Wales and Monmouthshire is established as an advisory body.
- A residential Welsh-medium preparatory school for boys is founded at Llanilar in Cardiganshire.
- Physicist Rhisiart Morgan Davies publishes the results of his work on stress waves.
Arts and literature
- National Eisteddfod of Wales (held in Bridgend)
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Chair - D. Emrys James
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Crown - Euros Bowen
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Prose Medal - Robert Ivor Parry
- Ambrose Bebb - Gadael tir
- Sir Alfred Thomas Davies - The Lloyd George I Knew
- Aneirin Talfan Davies - Eliot, Pwshcin, Poe
- William Eames & Megan Ellis - Melin y Ddôl
- Griffith Wynne Griffith - Ffynnon Bethlehem
- Robert David Griffith - Hanes Canu Cynulleidfaol Cymru
- Isaac Daniel Hooson - Y Gwin a Cherddi Eraill
- David James Jones (Gwenallt) - Bywyd a Gwaith Islwyn
- Jack Jones - Some Trust in Chariots
- Griffith John Williams - Traddodiad Llenyddol Morgannwg
- Saunders Lewis - Blodeuwedd
- Glynis Johns stars in Miranda.
- Hugh Griffith appears in London Belongs to Me
- Wandering Through Wales
- Athletics – Tom Richards finishes second in the marathon at the London Olympics, becoming the first Welshman to win an individual athletics medal at the Olympics.
- Rugby Union
- 22 January - Roger Williams, UK politician
- 4 March - Shakin' Stevens, singer
- 1 April
- 2 April - Tom David, Wales international rugby union and rugby league player
- 14 May - Albert Alan Owen, composer
- 18 May - Keith Jarrett, rugby player
- 26 May (in London) - Jenny Randerson, politician
- 4 June (in Glasgow) - Jeff Cuthbert, politician
- 14 June - Ffred Ffransis, political activist
- 2 August - Andy Fairweather-Low, musician
- 9 August - Jackie Lawrence, politician
- 12 September - Neville Meade (in Jamaica), heavyweight boxer (d. 2010)
- 24 October - Phil Bennett, rugby player
- 14 November (in London) - Charles, future Prince of Wales
- 25 November - Paul Murphy, politician
- 26 December - Steve Curtis, boxer (d. 1994)
- date unknown
- 12 January – Wilfred Bailey, 3rd Baron Glanusk, 56
- 21 February – Tom Pook, Wales international rugby union player, 78
- 8 March – Charlie Thomas, Wales international rugby player
- 25 April – Arthur Boucher, Wales international rugby union player, 77
- 30 April – David Daniel, Wales international rugby union player, 77
- 17 May – David Evans, organist and composer, 74
- 22 May – David Delta Evans (Dewi Hiraddug), journalist, author, and Unitarian minister, 82
- 9 June – Len Trump, Wales international rugby player, 61
- 18 July – John Tywi Jones, Baptist minister and journalist, 78
- 20 August – David John de Lloyd, composer, 65
- 28 August – Charles Evans Hughes, American politician of Welsh descent, 86
- 4 October – Arthur Whitten Brown, British aviator, in Swansea, 62
- 18 October – Isaac Daniel Hooson, poet, 68
- 17 November – B. B. Mann, Wales international rugby union player, 90