On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1948

Historical Events

  • "Marinka" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 168 performances
  • 14th Heisman Trophy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (HB)
  • Jordan annexs Arabic Palestine

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJimmy Lai

Jimmy Lai [Lai Chee-Ying], Chinese businessman (founder of Giordano), born in Guangzhou, China

Entrepreneur and Pro-Democracy Activist Jimmy Lai
Entrepreneur and Pro-Democracy Activist
Jimmy Lai
  • Roscoe Nance, American sportswriter (USA Today; Mississippi’s first African American sportswriter at mainstream newspaper), born in Enterprise, Alabama (d. 2020)
1948 Highlights

About December 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius