On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1948

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

After one of the best seasons in baseball history, St Louis Cardinals utility Stan Musial is named NL MVP; leads NL in batting average (.365), runs (135), RBI (131), hits (230), doubles (46), triples (18) & slugging (.702), with 39 HRs

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

Famous Birthdays

  • AntonĂ­n Panenka, Czech soccer midfielder (59 caps; Bohemians Praha, Rapid Vienna), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • T. C. Boyle, American novelist (World's End), born in Peekskill, New York
1948 Highlights

About December 2, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius