September 2, 1948

September 2, 1948, was a Thursday. It was 75 years, 10 months, and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.


Born on September 2, 1948

People who were born on this exact date:


This date was 27,707 days ago. Approximately 924 months have passed. It was the 246th day of 1948, in week 36. 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. The Earth has experienced 308 seasons of weather since then.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 2, 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 September 2, 1948.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 2, 1948.

  • August 9, 1948: Fashion designer Hugo Boss dies from a tooth abscess at the age of 63.
  • August 16, 1948: Baseball legend Babe Ruth dies from cancer at the age of 53.
  • This date: September 2, 1948
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 2, 1948, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • 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 2, 1948 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.
Television shows

TV shows in 1948

Television shows that people were watching in September 1948:

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Children TV shows

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

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly

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

Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer

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

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves

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

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

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

Sam Rivers

Sam Rivers

Limp Bizkit
Born on September 2, 1977
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on September 2, 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 September 2, 1948 was most likely conceived around December 11, 1947.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 2, 1948 is close to May 26, 1949.

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Stats for September 2, 1948


Here are some interesting statistics about September 2, 1948:

  • 27,707 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,958 weeks have passed.
  • 2,393,884,800 seconds have passed since September 2, 1948.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,792,865,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,235,244,556,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 398,980,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 205,874,093 steps. That's roughly 91,500 miles.
  • 28,726,618 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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