What Happened on December 4, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Magdalena" closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 48 performances
  • 13th Iron Bowl (first since 1907): Alabama beats Auburn 55-0 in Birmingham
  • SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River, China, sinks killing 2,750 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Lin Onus, Autralian Aboriginal artist, born in Melbourne (d. 1996)
  • Southside Johnny Lyon, NJ, rocker (Asbury Jukes-Don't Want Go Home)

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist, dies