On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1948

Historical Events

  • Canada beats Switzerland 3-0, to regain the Olympic ice hockey title at the St. Moritz Winter Games; forward Walter Halder top scores with 29 points in Canada‚Äôs 5th Olympic title
  • V Winter Olympic Games close at St Moritz, Switzerland

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Seals, American country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley-You Still Move Me), born in McCamey, Texas
  • Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
1948 Highlights

About February 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius