Historical Events in June 1948

  • 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
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)