What Happened on December 21, 1948

Historical Events

  • 1949 NFL Draft: University of Pennsylvania linebacker/center Chuck Bednarik is selected first by Philadelphia Eagles
  • O'Neil Place in the Bronx erroneously renamed O'Neill Place
  • State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence
1948 History

Famous Birthdays

  • (Wilhelm) "Willi" Resetarits, Austrian singer and human rights activist, born in Stinatz, Austria (d. 2022)
  • Barry Gordon, American actor (Gary-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Dave KingmanDave Kingman (74 years old)

American baseball utility, DH (3 × MLB All-Star; NL HR leader 1979, 82; NY Mets, Chicago Cubs), born in Pendleton, Oregon

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson (74 years old)

American actor (Amos & Andrew; White Sand; Pulp Fiction), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Thierry Mugler, French fashion designer, parfumeur, and bodybuilder, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2022)
  • Willem AFG Vermeend, Dutch economist & politician, born in Zuilen, Netherlands
Born in 1948

About December 21, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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