On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1948

Historical Events

  • First night game at Briggs Stadium, Detroit: Tigers beat Philadelphia A's, 4-1

Sports History

In his farewell Ashes Tour, Don Bradman is out for a duck (0) in the Australian 2nd innings, but tourists win 1st Test against England by 8 wickets at Nottingham

  • WPIX TV channel 11 in NYC, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Champ Summers, baseball player
  • Leah Kunkel (née Cohen), American singer-songwriter (Coyote Sisters), session vocalist (Jackson Browne; Art Garfunkel), and entertaimnet lawyer, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mike Holmgren, American NFL coach and executive (Super Bowl 1996, Green Bay Packers; Seattle Seahawks; Cleveland Browns), born in San Francisco, California
1948 Highlights

About June 15, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini