On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


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"Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV

TV Host Ed Sullivan
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Ed Sullivan
  • 20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo
  • Cleveland draws then record 82,781 for doubleheader
  • Deutsche Mark introduced in West Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru
  • Nigel Morris, rocker (Isotope)

Famous Deaths

  • George Frederick Boyle, Australian-American composer, dies at 61