On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1948

Historical Events

  • Dutch police actions up Java gone on strike

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDonna Summer

Donna Summer, American singer (Love to Love You Baby, On the Radio), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer
  • Joe Dallesandro, American actor (Heat, Trash, AW Frankenstein), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • René Robert, Canadian NHL player, born in Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasieyv, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11, TM-18)

Famous Deaths

1948 Highlights

About December 31, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn