Historical Events in July 1948

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Jul 1 Bradman scores 128 Australia v Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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Jul 1 Brooklyn's Roy Campanella debuts as catcher

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Jul 1 NYC subway fare goes to 10 cents, bus fare to 7 cents and combo fare at 12 cents
  • Jul 2 62nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich (7-5 0-6 6-2 3-6 7-5)
  • Jul 2 77th British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 284 at Muirfield
  • Jul 3 55th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (6-3 8-6)
  • Jul 3 Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death, California; the execution didn't happen until 1960
  • Jul 5 Britain's National Health Service Act begins
  • Jul 7 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy
  • Jul 7 Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige
  • Jul 7 Indians sign Satchel Paige at 42
  • Jul 8 500th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated in Moscow
  • Jul 9 Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleve
  • Jul 10 "Allegro" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 318 performances
  • Jul 10 "Ballet Ballads" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • Jul 10 "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • Jul 10 Lydda Airfield captured by Israeli army
  • Jul 11 1st air bombing of Jerusalem
  • Jul 12 1st jets to fly across Atlantic (6 RAF de Havilland Vampires)
  • Jul 13 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • Jul 14 Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot near to the Italian Parliament.
  • Jul 15 Israel bombs Cairo during Arab-Israeli War
  • Jul 15 Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
  • Jul 15 US President Harry Truman nominated for another term (Philadelphia)

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Jul 16 Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Jul 17 Israeli army captures Nazareth
  • Jul 17 Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea
  • Jul 18 "Marinka" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 168 performances
  • Jul 18 Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in an 11 inning game
  • Jul 19 French government of Schuman, resigns
  • Jul 20 Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champion

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Jul 20 Syngman Rhee elected President of South Korea

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • Jul 20 US Communist Party chairman William Forster arrested
  • Jul 21 WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 23 Progressive party convention nominates Henry Wallace for President
  • Jul 24 4 Duluth Minn Dukes (St Louis Cards Class C farm team) die in crash
  • Jul 25 35th Tour de France won by Gino Bartali of Italy

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Jul 26 "Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jul 26 1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show
  • Jul 26 Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant
  • Jul 26 Presient Harry Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 directing "equality of treatment & opportunity" in US armed forces
  • Jul 27 Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley
  • Jul 27 Bradman's 29th & last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404
  • Jul 27 Otto Skorzeny escapes anti-nazi camp at Darmstadt
  • Jul 28 I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
  • Jul 28 London's Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport".
  • Jul 29 King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London
  • Jul 30 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record (10K - 29:59.6)
  • Jul 30 Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont)
  • Jul 31 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances
  • Jul 31 US President Harry Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (now Kennedy Airport), NY