On This Day

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
  • 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

Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Ben Hogan dominates final 2 rounds, shooting 68-69, 2 shots ahead of runner-up Jimmy Demaret; third of his 9 major titles

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Bailey, American rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Decatur, Georgia
  • Hans Binder, Austrian auto racer (European Formula Ford C'ship 1972), born in 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