October 6, 1948

October 6, 1948, was a Wednesday. It was the 280th day of 1948. The decade was the 1940s.

75 years, 1 month, and 28 days have passed since October 6, 1948.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.


Born on October 6, 1948

People who were born on this exact date:


This date was 27,451 days ago. Approximately 915 months have passed. It was the 280th day of 1948, in week 41. 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 305 seasons of weather since then.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 6, 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 October 6, 1948.

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Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 6, 1948, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1948 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 6, 1948 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.
Television shows

TV shows in 1948

The following TV shows were popular in October 1948:

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on October 6, 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 October 6, 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 October 6, 1954, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 6.

Niall Quinn

Niall Quinn

Soccer player
Born on October 6, 1966
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson

Born on October 6, 1970
She was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Ricky Hatton

Ricky Hatton

Born on October 6, 1978
He was born exactly 30 years after this date.

Addison Rae

Addison Rae

Social media personality
Born on October 6, 2000
She was born exactly 52 years after this date.


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on October 6, 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 October 6, 1948 was most likely conceived around January 14, 1948.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 6, 1948 is close to June 29, 1949.

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Stats for October 6, 1948


Here are some interesting statistics about October 6, 1948:

  • 27,451 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,921 weeks have passed.
  • 2,371,770,000 seconds have passed since October 6, 1948.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,767,065,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,223,833,320,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 395,295,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 203,972,220 steps. That's roughly 90,654 miles!
  • Since this date, 28,461,240 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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