On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1948

Historical Events

  • President Harry Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)

Person of interestIna Garten

Ina Garten, American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

Author and Cooking Show Host Ina Garten
Author and Cooking Show Host
Ina Garten
  • Jessica Savitch, Kennet Sq PA, news anchor (NBC)
  • Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)

Famous Deaths

  • Bevil Rudd, South African athlete (Olympic gold 1920), dies at 53
  • Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father or Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (b. 1870)
1948 Highlights

About February 2, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius