On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1948

Historical Events

  • Netherlands & Indonesia agree to a cease-fire
  • Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader, born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Anne QueffĂ©lec, French pianist, born in Paris, France
  • Mick Taylor, American rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar), born in Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
1948 Highlights

About January 17, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn