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

  • "England" Dan [Seals], American pop and country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"), born in McCamey, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
1948 Highlights

About February 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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