On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • "Texaco Star Theater" premieres on NBC-TV, with "Mr. Television" Milton Berle being made the permanent emcee in September of the same year
  • John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Carl Bornschein, composer, dies at 69
  • Hanson "Sammy" Carter, Australian cricketer (28 Tests for Aust, caught 44 stumped 21), dies at 70