What Happened on December 8, 1948

Historical Events

  • 14th Heisman Trophy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (HB)
  • Emmerich Kálmán's dramatic operetta "Marinka" closes at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (after transfer from Winter Garden Theater), NYC. after 168 performances
  • Jordan annexs Arabic Palestine
1948 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Luis Caffarelli, Argentine-American mathematician (2023 Abel Prize for work on partial differential equations), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Roscoe Nance, American sportswriter (USA Today; Mississippi’s first African American sportswriter at mainstream newspaper), born in Enterprise, Alabama (d. 2020)
Born in 1948

About December 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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