What Happened on August 12, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
  • Court of justice sentences General Friedrich Christiansen, commander of the German Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, to 12 years imprisonment
  • Indian maestro Balbir Singh Dosanjh scores twice as India beats Great Britain 4-0 for the field hockey gold medal at the London Olympics; India's 4th consecutive Olympic hockey title
  • The canoeing program at the London Olympics concludes with Sweden (4) and Czechoslovakia (3) dominant, combining for 7 of the 9 gold medals

Famous Birthdays

  • Graham Zellick, principal (Queen Mary & Westfield College London)

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Brearley, English inventor (b. 1871)