Historical Events in June 1948

  • 1st Israel & Arabs agree to a cease fire
  • 3rd The musical "Sleepy Hollow" opens at St James Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 3rd 200" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory
  • 3rd Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore
  • 5th Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23
  • 7th Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Pres Bernes resigns
  • 7th KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
  • 8th "Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC TV
  • 8th "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 8th John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines
  • 9th WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 12th "Hold It!" closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 12th The musical "Sleepy Hollow" closes at St James Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 12th "William Tell Overture" by Spike Jones peaks at #6

Sport awardGolf Major

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

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

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

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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

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

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24th Republican National Convention in Phila nominates NY gov Thomas Dewey

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

25th 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

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

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