On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1948

Historical Events

  • "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

"Texaco Star Theater" premieres on NBC-TV, with "Mr. Television" Milton Berle being made the permanent emcee in September of the same year

Comedian and TV Host Milton Berle
Comedian and TV Host
Milton Berle
  • John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Carl Bornschein, composer, dies at 69
  • Sammy Carter, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (28 Tests, 65 dismissals), dies at 70
1948 Highlights

About June 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini