What Happened on June 12, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Hold It!" closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • "William Tell" French opera by Gioachino Rossini premieres in Salle Le Peletier, Paris

Sport awardGolf Major

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

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • 80th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Citation to claim his second Triple Crown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • The musical "Sleepy Hollow" closes at St James Theater NYC after 12 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Bailey, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver
  • Norbert Phillip, cricketer (WI pace bowler late 70s)