What Happened on December 31, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Dutch police actions up Java gone on strike

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDonna Summer

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

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer
  • Joe Dallesandro, actor (Heat, Trash, AW Frankenstein), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • René Robert, National Hockey League player
  • Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasieyv, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11, TM-18)

Famous Deaths

  • Malcolm Campbell, English race driver, dies at 63