What Happened on June 18, 1948

Historical Events

  • American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights
  • Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts debuts for the Philadelphia Phillies, taking a 2-0 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
  • National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time

Famous Birthdays

  • √Čva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano, born in Budapest, Hungary

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Brooker, British politician (interim Premier of Tasmania, Dec 1947-Feb 1948), dies of a pulmonary edema at 57
1948 Highlights

About June 18, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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