July 12, 1948

July 12, 1948, was a Monday. It was 75 years, 10 months, and 6 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.


Born on July 12, 1948

People who were born on this exact date:


This date was 27,704 days ago. Approximately 923 months have passed. It was the 194th day of 1948, in week 29. The decade was the 1940s. People born on this day are currently 75 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1948 had 366 days because it was a leap year. We have gone through approximately 308 seasons of weather since this date.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 12, 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 July 12, 1948.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 12, 1948.

  • August 9, 1948: Fashion designer Hugo Boss dies from a tooth abscess at the age of 63.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 12, 1948, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1948 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 12, 1948 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.
Television shows

TV series on July 12, 1948

TV audiences were watching the following shows on July 12, 1948:

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on July 12, 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 July 12, 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 July 12, 1954, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 12.

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Born on July 12, 1937
He turned 11 on this day in 1948.

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar

Born on July 12, 1977
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez

Born on July 12, 1978
She was born exactly 30 years after this date.

Topher Grace

Topher Grace

Born on July 12, 1978
He was born exactly 30 years after this date.

Gareth Gates

Gareth Gates

Born on July 12, 1984
He was born exactly 36 years after this date.

Erik Per Sullivan

Erik Per Sullivan

Born on July 12, 1991
He was born exactly 43 years after this date.

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw

Soccer player
Born on July 12, 1995
He was born exactly 47 years after this date.



National holidays and famous events that fall on July 12:


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on July 12, 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 July 12, 1948 was most likely conceived around October 20, 1947.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 12, 1948 is close to April 4, 1949.

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Stats for July 12, 1948


Here are some interesting statistics about July 12, 1948:

  • 27,704 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,957 weeks have passed.
  • 2,393,625,600 seconds have passed since July 12, 1948.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,792,563,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,235,110,809,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 398,937,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 205,851,802 steps. That's roughly 91,490 miles.
  • 28,723,507 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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