What Happened on June 20, 1948

Historical Events

Television Premiere

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

  • 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 - "Saturday Night"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • Ludwig Scotty, Nauruan politician (President of Nauru, 10 weeks in 2003, 2004-07; Speaker of Parliament, 2000-02, Feb- Apr 2004; 2010-16), born in Anabar, Nauru
  • Nigel Morris, British Jazz-fusion drummer (Isotope), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • George Frederick Boyle, Australian-American composer, dies at 61
1948 Highlights

About June 20, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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