On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Magdalena" closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 48 performances
  • 13th Iron Bowl (first since 1907): Alabama beats Auburn 55-0 in Birmingham
  • SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River, China, sinks killing 2,750

Famous Birthdays

  • Lin Onus, Australian Aboriginal artist (Michael and I are just slipping down to the pub for a minute), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1996)
  • Southside Johnny [Lyons], American rocker (Asbury Jukes - I Don't Want Go Home), born in Neptune, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist, dies