What Happened on December 21, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1949 NFL Draft: Chuck Bednarik from University of Pennsylvania first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • O'Neil Place in the Bronx erronously renamed O'Neill Place
  • State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Gordon, actor (Gary-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Carol Potter, actress (Beverly Hills 90210, Today's FBI), born in NYC, New York
  • Dave Kingman, American baseball player (Mets, NY Yankees, Giants), born in Pendleton, Oregon

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Samuel L. Jackson, actor (Amos & Andrew, White Sand, Pulp Fiction), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Willem AFG Vermeend, Dutch economist/undersecretary of Finance (1994-)
  • Willi Resetarits, Austrian musician

Famous Deaths

  • Seishiro Itagaki, Japanese General/min of War, hanged