On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1948

Historical Events

  • Second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia

Famous Birthdays

  • Abdulrazak Gurnah, Zanzibar born British writer (2021 Nobel Prize for Literature), born in Zanzibar
  • Alan Parsons, British music producer (The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot) and recording engineer (The Dark Side of the Moon; Let it Be), born in London, England
  • Stevie Wright, Australian singer with the Easybeats (Friday on my Mind), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • C Aubrey Smith [Charles], British actor (The Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 85
  • Ladha Ramji, cricketer (bro of Amar Singh, Test Ind 1933-34), dies
1948 Highlights

About December 20, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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