On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1948

Historical Events

  • Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
  • Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game for the 2nd time
  • Tom Henrich hits his then record tying 4th grand slam of season

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Ivashkin, Russian cellist, conductor, and sitar player, born in Blagoveshchensk, Russia (d. 2014)
  • Bo Rucker, American actor (Superman, Soup for One, Lock Up), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Rod MacDonald, American singer-songwriter, born in Southington, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Nico J. Polak, Dutch economist, dies at 60
1948 Highlights

About August 17, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo