What Happened on December 23, 1948

Historical Events

Music History

"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

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
Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

Hideki TojoHideki Tojo (1884-1948)

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

  • SeishirĊ Itagaki, Japanese military officer and politician (War Minister, 1938-39), hanged for war crimes at 63
1948 Highlights

About December 23, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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