On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1948

Historical Events

  • Panama and Costa Rica recognize Israel

Famous Birthdays

  • Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter (Back to Fruit Tree), born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1974)
  • Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

"Cyrano de Bergerac" actor José Ferrer weds second wife actress Phyllis Hill


1948 Highlights

About June 19, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini