January 4th, 1948.

January 4th, 1948, was a Sunday. It was day 4 of 1948. The decade was the 1940s.

73 years, 6 months and 19 days have passed since January 4th, 1948.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Born on January 4th, 1948.

People who were born on this exact date.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 4th, 1948.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    In the late 1940s and 1950s, more and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television set. 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 during this period of time 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 73 years, 6 months and 19 days have passed since January 4th, 1948.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1948.
  • Leap Year: 1948 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on January 4th, 1948, will be 73 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1948 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 4th, 1948.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 4th, 1948, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • 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 4th, 1948 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Kid's TV shows on January 4th, 1948.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1948.

  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

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

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Sir Isaac Newton

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

Chris Kanyon

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

Toni Kroos

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

Derrick Henry

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

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 4th, 1948.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 4th, 1948 was most likely conceived around the 27th of March, 1947.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 4th, 1948 is close to the 13th of October, 1948.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 4th, 1948.

  • A total of 26,865 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,837 weeks have passed.
  • 2,321,132,400 seconds have passed since the January 4th, 1948.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,707,987,800 times.
  • Since January 4th, 1948, the earth has travelled approximately 1,197,704,318,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 386,855,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 199,617,386 steps. That's about 88,719 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,853,589 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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