On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1948

Historical Events


Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

2nd NHL All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: All-Stars beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-1; Gordie Howe's first of 23 All-Star appearances

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Kleggie Hermsen and Bones McKinney each score 17 points as Washington Capitols beat Philadelphia Warriors, 77-70 at Washington Coliseum to win first of 15 straight games to start season; best start in NBA history

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugh Moffatt, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Lulu [Marie Lawrie], Scottish singer (Together) and actress (To Sir, With Love), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Tom Shales, TV critic (Washington Post)
1948 Highlights

About November 3, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years and 9 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio