On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1948

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Alexander, American musician (The Bar-Kays)
  • Jim Bonfanti, rocker (Raspberries-Go All the Way)

Famous Deaths

  • Edgar Istel, German composer, dies at 68
1948 Highlights

About December 17, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius