On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1948

Historical Events

  • Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry

Famous Birthdays

  • Howard Dean, American politician, Governor of Vermont (1991-2003), born in East Hampton, New York
  • Jaime Huelamo, Spanish cyclist (Olympic bronze 1972) drug disqualified
  • Tom Wolf, American politician, Governor of Pennsylvania (2015-), born in Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania
1948 Highlights

About November 17, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio