On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1948

Famous Birthdays

  • James Alexander, American R&B bassist (The Bar-Kays - "Soul Finger"; "Shaft)
  • Jim Bonfanti, American drummer (Raspberries - "Go All the Way"), born in Windber, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

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

About December 17, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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