What Happened on June 21, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st stored computer program runs on Manchester Mark I at a laboratory in Manchester University, England
  • 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced and 78's planned to be phased out (Dr Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
  • Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India (formerly the last Viceroy)
  • Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
  • WNAC (now WHDH) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer (The Witcher), born in Łódź, Poland
  • Ian McEwan, English writer (Atonement), born in Aldershot, England
  • Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (1st Indigenous Australian to win a world title), born in Drouin, Victoria (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Scottish zoologist and classicist (On Growth & Form), dies at 88