On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1948

Historical Events

  • 200" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory
  • Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore

Music Premiere

Musical "Sleepy Hollow", based on Washington Irving's novel, opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 12 performances


1948 Highlights

About June 3, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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