On This Day

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, 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

  • Malcolm Campbell, British motor racer (world land and water speed record holder), dies of a stroke at 63
  • Malcolm Campbell, English race driver, dies at 63