On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1948

Historical Events

  • UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide

Famous Birthdays

  • Marleen Gorris, Dutch writer and director (Antonia's Line), born in Roermond, Netherlands
  • Ron Vawter, American actor (Philadelphia, Empire City, Twister), born in Latham, New York (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Sir Timothy O'Brien, cricketer (Bart 5 Tests England 1884-96), dies
1948 Highlights

About December 9, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius