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September 17th, 1948.

September 17th, 1948, was a Friday. It was day 261 of 1948. The decade was the 1940s.

73 years, 1 months and 9 days have passed since September 17th, 1948.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Born on September 17th, 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 17th, 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, 1 months and 9 days have passed since September 17th, 1948.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 38 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 17th, 1948, will be 73 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1948 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Personality traits.

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

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 17th, 1948, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Virgo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 17th, 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.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Kids' TV shows on September 17th, 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 17th, 1954 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on September 17th.

Hank Williams

Singer. Deceased
Born on September 17th, 1923
He turned 25 on this day in 1948.

Keith Flint

The Prodigy member. Deceased
Born on September 17th, 1969
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Patrick Mahomes II

NFL player.
Born on September 17th, 1995
He was born exactly 47 years after this date.

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on September 17th, 1948.

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 17th, 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 17th, 1948 was most likely conceived around December 26th, 1947.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 17th, 1948 is close to June 10th, 1949.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 17th, 1948.

  • A total of 26,702 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,814 weeks have passed.
  • 2,307,052,800 seconds have passed since the September 17th, 1948.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,691,561,600 times.
  • Since September 17th, 1948, the earth has travelled approximately 1,190,439,244,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 384,508,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 198,406,541 steps. That's about 88,181 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,684,634 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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