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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in East China Sea killing 1,100

Famous Birthdays

  • Diane Kurys [Emir Kusturica], Sarajevo, bass guitarist

Person of interestOzzy Osbourne

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

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne

1948 Highlights

About December 3, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius