On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
  • Canada wins its 5th Olympic ice hockey gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Games; Canadians complete round-robin event undefeated with forward Wally Halder tournament top scorer with 29 points
  • 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)