On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1948

Historical Events

  • Indonesia begins its 2nd political election
  • WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Musiał, Polish soccer defender (34 caps; Wisła Kraków) and manager (Wisła Kraków, Lechia Gdańsk, Stal Stalowa Wola), born in Wieliczka, Poland (d. 2020)
  • Bill Nelson, British progressive rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Be-Bop Deluxe), born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • Edmund "Ed" Kemper, American serial killer, born in Burbank, California
  • Laurent Voulzy, French singer and composer

Famous Deaths

  • Janet Fay, hammered to death by Honeymoon Killers
1948 Highlights

About December 18, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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