What Happened on August 6, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics
  • Fanny Blankers-Koen (Netherkands) is 1st women to win 3 golds at Olympics (track and field)
  • Willem Drees forms Socialist government (KVP/Social Democratics/CHU/Liberal) in the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Peters, choreographer (What's Love Got to Do with It)