What Happened on February 2, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

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