On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1948

Historical Events

Election of Interest

US President Harry Truman is re-elected in an upset victory over Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey

  • WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dmitri Smirnov, Russian-British classical composer (Solo for Harp; The; Red Bells), and teacher, born in Minsk, USSR (now Belarus) (d. 2020)
  • Rich Gooch, American rock bassist (Quarterflash - "Harden My Heart")
  • Víctor Galíndez, Argentine boxer (WBA light heavyweight title 1974-79), born in Vedia, Buenos Aires (d. 1980)
1948 Highlights

About November 2, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio