On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1948

Historical Events

  • "Pumpkin Papers" come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss)
  • 1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn in

Sports History

Australian cricket icon Don Bradman scores 123 for the Bradman XI in his own testimonial match against the Lindsay Hassett's XI in front of 52,360 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

  • Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in East China Sea killing 1,100

Famous Birthdays

Ozzy Osbourne

(John) "Ozzy" Osbourne, English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England

  • Diane Kurys, French filmmaker and actress (Entre Nous), born in Lyon, Rhône, France
1948 Highlights

About December 3, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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