December 21st, 1948.

December 21st, 1948, was a Tuesday. It was day 356 of 1948. The decade was the 1940s.

72 years, 7 months and 2 days have passed since December 21st, 1948.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Born on December 21st, 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 December 21st, 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.

  • 72 years, 7 months and 2 days have passed since December 21st, 1948.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 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 December 21st, 1948, will be 72 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1948 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 21st, 1948, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Sagittarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1948 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 21st, 1948 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on December 21st, 1948.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1948.

  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

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 December 21st, 1954 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 21st.

Jane Fonda

Born on December 21st, 1937
She turned 11 on this day in 1948.

Frank Zappa

Musician. Deceased
Born on December 21st, 1940
He turned 8 on this day in 1948.

Ray Romano

Born on December 21st, 1957
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Kiefer Sutherland

Born on December 21st, 1966
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Emmanuel Macron

French president.
Born on December 21st, 1977
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

The King of Random

Youtube personality. Deceased
Born on December 21st, 1980
He was born exactly 32 years after this date.

Ben Chilwell

Soccer player.
Born on December 21st, 1996
He was born exactly 48 years after this date.

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on December 21st, 1948.

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1948.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 21st, 1948 was most likely conceived around the 13th of March, 1948.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 21st, 1948 is close to the 30th of September, 1949.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 21st, 1948.

  • A total of 26,513 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,787 weeks have passed.
  • 2,290,719,600 seconds have passed since the December 21st, 1948.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,672,506,200 times.
  • Since December 21st, 1948, the earth has travelled approximately 1,182,011,313,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 381,786,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 197,001,886 steps. That's about 87,556 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,488,635 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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