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)

Ina GartenIna Garten (75 years old)

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

  • Jessica Savitch, American broadcast journalist and pioneering female news anchor (NBC Weekend), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1983)
  • Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)
Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

  • Bevil Rudd, South African athlete (Olympic gold 400m 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? 75 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius