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
Golfer
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, American rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Decatur, Georgia
  • Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver, born in Zell am Ziller, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Lyn Collins [Gloria Lavern Collins], American soul singer (Think About It), born in Dime Box, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Norbert Phillip, West Indian cricketer (WI pace bowler late 70s), born in Bioche, Dominica