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 concert pianist, born in Paris, France
  • Mick Taylor, British rock guitarist (John Mayhall' Bluesbreakers, 1967-69; Rolling Stones, 1969-74 - "Brown Sugar", "Honky Tonk Woman"), born in Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
1948 Highlights

About January 17, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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