January 4, 1948

January 4, 1948, was a Sunday. It was 76 years, 3 months, and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.


Born on January 4, 1948

People who were born on this exact date:


This date was 27,860 days ago. Approximately 929 months have passed. It was the 4th day of 1948, in week 01. The decade was the 1940s. People born on this day are currently 76 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1948 had 366 days because it was a leap year. The Earth has experienced 310 seasons of weather since then.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 4, 1948.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets

    More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.
  • Polio cases are high.

    Polio cases are high

    Cases of Polio were particularly high, and outbreaks were common. In the United States, the disease peaked in 1952, with nearly 60,000 cases and 3,145 deaths. It wasn't until 1955 that a national immunization program started and cases began to drop.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 4, 1948.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 4, 1948.

Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 4, 1948, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1948 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 4, 1948 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on January 4, 1948

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1948:

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1948

Toys and games that were popular in 1948:

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks
Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on January 4, 1948?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1948.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 4, 1954, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 4.

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton

Scientist Deceased
Born on January 4, 1643
He was not alive on this date.

Chris Kanyon

Chris Kanyon

Professional wrestler Deceased
Born on January 4, 1970
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos

Soccer player
Born on January 4, 1990
He was born exactly 42 years after this date.

Derrick Henry

Derrick Henry

NFL player
Born on January 4, 1994
He was born exactly 46 years after this date.


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on January 4, 1948.


UK Prime Minister

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 4, 1948 was most likely conceived around April 13, 1947.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 4, 1948 is close to September 26, 1948.

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Stats for January 4, 1948


Here are some interesting statistics about January 4, 1948:

  • 27,860 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,980 weeks have passed.
  • 2,407,100,400 seconds have passed since January 4, 1948.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,808,283,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,242,063,806,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 401,183,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 207,010,634 steps. That's roughly 92,005 miles!
  • Since this date, 28,885,205 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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