December 21, 1948

December 21, 1948, was a Tuesday. It was 75 years, 6 months, and 2 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.


Born on December 21, 1948

People who were born on this exact date:


This date occurred 27,579 days ago. Approximately 919 months have passed. It was the 356th day of 1948, in week 52. The decade was the 1940s. The start of 1949 was just 10 days away. People who were born on December 21, 1948, are now 75 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1948 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 306 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 21, 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 December 21, 1948.

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Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 21, 1948, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • 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 21, 1948 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.
Television shows

Television shows in December 1948

People in December 1948 were watching the following TV series:

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in December 1948

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys in 1948

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks
Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on December 21, 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 December 21, 1954, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

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

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa

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

Jane Kaczmarek

Jane Kaczmarek

Born on December 21, 1955
She was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Ray Romano

Ray Romano

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

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland

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

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron

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

The King of Random

The King of Random

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

Steven Yeun

Steven Yeun

Born on December 21, 1983
He was born exactly 35 years after this date.

Kaitlyn Dever

Kaitlyn Dever

Born on December 21, 1996
She was born exactly 48 years after this date.

Ben Chilwell

Ben Chilwell

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


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on December 21, 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 December 21, 1948 was most likely conceived around March 30, 1948.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 21, 1948 is close to September 13, 1949.

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Stats for December 21, 1948


Here are some interesting statistics about December 21, 1948:

  • 27,579 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,939 weeks have passed.
  • 2,382,822,000 seconds have passed since December 21, 1948.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,779,959,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,229,536,152,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 397,137,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 204,922,692 steps. That's roughly 91,077 miles.
  • 28,593,864 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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