On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1948

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Ross, American Air Force officer & NASA astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74, sk:88), born in Crown Point, Indiana
  • Mel Pritchard, British progressive rock drummer (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 2004)
  • Nancy Kress, American science fiction writer, born in Buffalo, New york
  • Natan Sharansky, Israeli politician & human rights activist, born in Donetsk, Ukraine
1948 Highlights

About January 20, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius