September 2nd, 1948.

September 2nd, 1948, was a Thursday. It was day 246 of 1948. The decade was the 1940s.

73 years, 8 months and 23 days have passed since September 2nd, 1948.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.


Born on September 2nd, 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 September 2nd, 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.

  • 73 years, 8 months and 23 days have passed since September 2nd, 1948.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 36 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 September 2nd, 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 September 2nd, 1948.

  • August 9th, 1948: Fashion designer Hugo Boss dies from a tooth abscess at the age of 63.
  • August 16th, 1948: Baseball legend Babe Ruth dies from cancer at the age of 53.
  • This date: September 2nd, 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 September 2nd, 1948, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • 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: September 2nd, 1948 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.
Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on September 2nd, 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 September 2nd, 1954 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on September 2nd.

Bill Shankly

Soccer manager. Deceased
Born on September 2nd, 1913
He turned 35 on this day in 1948.

Keir Starmer

British politician.
Born on September 2nd, 1962
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Keanu Reeves

Born on September 2nd, 1964
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Salma Hayek

Born on September 2nd, 1966
She was born exactly 18 years after this date.


US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on September 2nd, 1948.


UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 2nd, 1948.


Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 2nd, 1948 was most likely conceived around December 11th, 1947.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 2nd, 1948 is close to May 26th, 1949.

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Stats for September 2nd, 1948

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 2nd, 1948.

  • A total of 26,928 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,846 weeks have passed.
  • 2,326,579,200 seconds have passed since the September 2nd, 1948.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,714,342,400 times.
  • Since September 2nd, 1948, the earth has travelled approximately 1,200,514,867,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 387,763,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 200,085,811 steps. That's about 88,927 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,918,950 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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