On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1948

Historical Events

  • Israel & Arabs agree to a cease fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), born in Snyder Texas (d. 2017)
  • Tom Sneva, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1983; USAC C'ship 1977, 78, 82-83), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Tomáš Halík, Czech priest and public intellectual

Famous Deaths

  • Alex Gard, Russian-born caricaturist (b. 1900)
  • Sonny Boy Williamson I [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), dies at 34
1948 Highlights

About June 1, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini