May 15, 1948

May 15, 1948, was a Saturday. It was 76 years and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

Notable events that occurred on May 15, 1948:

  • The Arab-Israeli War begins.


This date occurred 27,768 days ago. Approximately 926 months have passed. It was the 136th day of 1948, in week 20. The decade was the 1940s. People who were born on May 15, 1948, are now 76 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1948 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. We have gone through approximately 309 seasons of weather since this date.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 15, 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 May 15, 1948.

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Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 15, 1948, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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 33.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 15, 1948 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 1948

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys in 1948

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks
Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on May 15, 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 May 15, 1954, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 15.

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

American Football player
Born on May 15, 1975
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Born on May 15, 1981
She was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Jessica Sutta

Jessica Sutta

The Pussycat Dolls
Born on May 15, 1982
She was born exactly 34 years after this date.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Tennis player
Born on May 15, 1987
He was born exactly 39 years after this date.

Lil Huddy

Lil Huddy

Social media personality
Born on May 15, 2002
He was born exactly 54 years after this date.



National holidays and famous events that fall on May 15:


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on May 15, 1948.


UK Prime Minister

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 15, 1948 was most likely conceived around August 23, 1947.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 15, 1948 is close to February 5, 1949.

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Stats for May 15, 1948


Here are some interesting statistics about May 15, 1948:

  • 27,768 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,966 weeks have passed.
  • 2,399,155,200 seconds have passed since May 15, 1948.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,799,014,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,237,964,083,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 399,859,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 206,327,347 steps. That's roughly 91,701 miles.
  • 28,789,862 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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