On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1948

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Cinderella" the first full-length ballet by Frederick Ashton with music by Sergei Prokofiev is first presented by Sadler's Wells Ballet at Covent Garden, London

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Choreographer
Frederick Ashton

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Ham, American football player (Steelers), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Leslie Moonves, American television executive (CEO and Chairman of CBS), born in New York City

Famous Deaths


BattleHideki Tojo

Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during WW II (1941-44), hanged for war crimes at 64

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo

1948 Highlights

About December 23, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn