On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1948

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
1948 Highlights

About December 4, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius