On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1948

Historical Events

  • WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Chester Thompson, American session and touring drummer and percussionist (Frank Zappa; Genesis; Chester Thompson Trio), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Elizabeth Baur, American actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Stamatis Spanoudakis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece
1948 Highlights

About December 11, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius