On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1948

Historical Events

Historic Event

UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Famous Birthdays

  • Abu Abbas [Muhammad Zaidan], Palestinian founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLO), born in Yarmouk Camp (d. 2004)
  • Jessica Cleaves, American soul singer and songwriter (The Friends of Distinction - "Grazing In The Grass"; Earth, Wind & Fire; Parliament Funkadelic), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
1948 Highlights

About December 10, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius