February 1st, 1948.

February 1st, 1948, was a Sunday. It was day 32 of 1948. The decade was the 1940s.

73 years, 11 months and 19 days have passed since February 1st, 1948.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.


Born on February 1st, 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 February 1st, 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, 11 months and 19 days have passed since February 1st, 1948.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 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 February 1st, 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 February 1st, 1948.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 1st, 1948, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1948 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 1st, 1948 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.
Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on February 1st, 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 on this date in 1948.

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

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 February 1st, 1954 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 1st.

Clark Gable

Actor. Deceased
Born on February 1st, 1901
He turned 47 on this day in 1948.

Sherman Hemsley

Actor. Deceased
Born on February 1st, 1938
He turned 10 on this day in 1948.

Brandon Lee

American actor. Deceased
Born on February 1st, 1965
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Big Boi

Born on February 1st, 1975
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.

Lee Thompson Young

American actor. Deceased
Born on February 1st, 1984
He was born exactly 36 years after this date.

Harry Styles

Born on February 1st, 1994
He was born exactly 46 years after this date.



National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of February.

  • The Memorial Day of the Republic (Hungary)

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on February 1st, 1948.


UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 1st, 1948.


Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 1st, 1948 was most likely conceived around May 11th, 1947.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 1st, 1948 is close to October 24th, 1948.

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Stats for February 1st, 1948

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 1st, 1948.

  • A total of 27,017 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,859 weeks have passed.
  • 2,334,268,800 seconds have passed since the February 1st, 1948.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,723,313,600 times.
  • Since February 1st, 1948, the earth has travelled approximately 1,204,482,700,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 389,044,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 200,747,117 steps. That's about 89,221 miles!
  • Since this date, 28,011,226 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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