On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1948

Historical Events

  • Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan as King of Palestine
  • Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player

Famous Birthdays

  • George Foster, American baseball left fielder (MLB All Star 1976-79, 81; NL MVP 1977; Cincinnati Reds), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Neil Warnock, English soccer winger and manager (Crystal Palace, Leeds, QPR, Cardiff City), born in Sheffield, England
  • Sarfraz Nawaz, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (55 Tests, 177 wickets; 45 ODIs), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian
1948 Highlights

About December 1, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius