On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday

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
  • Anne QueffĂ©lec, French pianist
  • Mick Taylor, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)