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 aboard Citation wins in 2:28.2

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)