What Happened in June 1948

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Israel & Arabs agree to a cease fire
  • Jun 3 The musical "Sleepy Hollow" opens at St James Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Jun 3 200" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory
  • Jun 3 Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 5 Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • Jun 7 Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Pres Bernes resigns
  • Jun 7 KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
  • Jun 8 "Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC TV
  • Jun 8 "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Jun 8 John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines
  • Jun 9 WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 12 "Hold It!" closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Jun 12 The musical "Sleepy Hollow" closes at St James Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 12 "William Tell Overture" by Spike Jones peaks at #6

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 12 48th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 276 at Riviera CC in LA

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Jun 12 80th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:28.2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jun 14 Klemens Gottwald becomes president of Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 15 1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Philadelphia A's
  • Jun 15 Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win test match anyway
  • Jun 15 WPIX TV channel 11 in NYC, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 15 WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 17 Joe Cronin pinch hit HRs in both ends of a doubleheader
  • Jun 18 American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights
  • Jun 18 National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time
  • Jun 18 Phillies pitching great Robin Roberts debut, loses 2-0 to Pirates
  • Jun 18 UN Commission on Human Rights adopts the International Declaration of Human Rights
  • Jun 19 Panama & Costa Rica recognize Israel
  • Jun 20 "Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV
  • Jun 20 20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo
  • Jun 20 Cleveland draws then record 82,781 for doubleheader
  • Jun 20 Deutsche Mark introduced in West Germany
  • Jun 21 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
  • Jun 21 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced and 78's planned to be phased out (Dr Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
  • Jun 21 Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India (formerly the last Viceroy)
  • Jun 21 Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
  • Jun 21 WNAC (now KNEV) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 24 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia nominates NY gov Thomas E. Dewey

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Jun 24 Soviet Union begins the West Berlin Blockade by stopping access by road, rail and water

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 25 Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jun 26 US begin airlift “Operation Vittles” to West Berlin
  • Jun 28 British begin airlift “Operation Plainfare” to West Berlin
  • Jun 30 Cleve Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0
  • Jun 30 Last British troops leave Israel
  • Jun 30 Transistor as a substitute for valves announced (Bell Labs)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Tom Sneva, US auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1983)
  • Jun 1 Tomáš Halík, Czech priest and public intellectual
  • Jun 2 Albert Innaurato, playwright/director (Age in Soho), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 2 Jerry Mathers, Sioux City Iowa, actor (Beaver-Leave It To Beaver)
  • Jun 4 Bob Champion, horse trainer/jockey
  • Jun 4 Rosemary Joyce, model/actress (Daphne Draper-Search For Tomorrow)
  • Jun 4 Sandra Post, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 5 Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)
  • Jun 5 Frank Estersmith, Australia, rocker (Air Supply)
  • Jun 6 Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
  • Jun 9 Jim Bailey, NCAA punter (most punts in season-101, Va Milt Academy)
  • Jun 9 Nathaniel Rosen, Altadena Ca, cellist (Tchaikovsky-gold-1978)
  • Jun 9 Gudrun Schyman, Swedish politician
  • Jun 11 Anthony Nelson, British Sec of Treasury
  • Jun 11 Skip Alan, [Alan Skipper], drummer (Them, Pretty Things)
  • Jun 11 Stephen Schnetzer, actor (Cass Winthrop-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 12 Barry Bailey, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Jun 12 Norbert Phillip, cricketer (WI pace bowler late 70s)
  • Jun 12 Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver
  • Jun 13 Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 2001)
  • Jun 13 Joe Roth, American executive, producer and film director
  • Jun 15 Champ Summers, baseball player
  • Jun 16 Ron LeFlore, American baseball player
  • Jun 17 David Concepcion, Venezuela, all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jun 18 Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano
  • Jun 19 Nick Drake, rocker (Back to Fruit Tree)
  • Jun 19 Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 20 Nigel Morris, rocker (Isotope)
  • Jun 20 Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru
  • Jun 21 Ian McEwan, English writer
  • Jun 21 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer
  • Jun 21 Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer
  • Jun 22 Nolan Clarke, cricketer (Barbados bat 1970-77, later Holland stalwart)
  • Jun 22 Sue Roberts, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 22 Todd Rundgren, Upper Darby PA, singer/guitarist (Hello it's Me)
  • Jun 23 Clarence Thomas, Savannah Ga, 108th US Supreme Court Justice (1991- )
  • Jun 23 Myles Goodwyn, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 23 Nigel Osborne, composer
  • Jun 23 Darhyl S. Ramsey, American author
  • Jun 24 Patrick Moraz, Morges, Switzerland, progressive rock keyboard player (Yes, The Moody Blues)
  • Jun 25 Michael Lembeck, Bkln, actor (Max-One Day at a Time)
  • Jun 26 Allen Michael Doyle, Woonsocket RI, PGA golfer (1991 Memorial-64th)
  • Jun 27 Angel Penna Jr, horse trainer
  • Jun 27 Camile Baudoin, American musician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 28 Kathy Bates, academy award winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Actress Kathy Bates
Actress
Kathy Bates
  • Jun 29 Dervin Gordon, British musician (The Equals), born in Jamaica
  • Jun 29 Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet)
  • Jun 29 Charles McCorquodale, art historian
  • Jun 29 Fred Grandy, Sioux City IA, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1986- )/actor (Love Boat)
  • Jun 29 Ian Paice, British hard rock drummer(White Snake, Deep Purple)
  • Jun 29 Loncoln Gordon, rocker

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 27 Inventor Jack Kilby (24) weds Barbara Annegers

Engineer Jack Kilby
Engineer
Jack Kilby

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Sonny Boy Williamson I [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), dies at 34
  • Jun 1 Alex Gard, Russian-born caricaturist (b. 1900)
  • Jun 2 Viktor Brack, Nazi physician (b. 1904)
  • Jun 2 Karl Brandt, personal physician of Adolf Hitler (b. 1904)
  • Jun 2 Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (b. 1897)
  • Jun 2 Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)
  • Jun 2 Wolfram Sievers, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • Jun 6 Louis Lumière, French movie pioneer (b. 1864)
  • Jun 7 Georges Adolphe Hue, composer, dies at 90
  • Jun 8 Franz Carl Bornschein, composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 8 Hanson Carter, cricket (28 Tests for Aust, caught 44 stumped 21), dies
  • Jun 14 Ernst Henrik Ellberg, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 14 John Blackwood McEwen, composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 20 George Frederick Boyle, composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 25 William C. Lee, U.S. general (b. 1895)
  • Jun 26 Lilian Velez, Filipino actress (b. 1924)
  • Jun 27 George Templeton Strong, composer, dies at 92
  • Jun 30 Karl Wolfskehl, writer, dies at 78