On This Day

What Happened on June 14, 1948

Historical Events

  • Klemens Gottwald becomes president of Czechoslovakia

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Kabanov, Russian water polo player (Olympic gold 1972, 80; World C'ship gold 1975, 82) and coach (Russian men's & women's teams), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2020)
  • Stephen John Hunter, American guitarist, born in Decatur, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Henrik Ellberg, Swedish composer, dies at 79
  • John Blackwood McEwen, Scottish classical composer, dies at 80
1948 Highlights

About June 14, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini