On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1948

Historical Events

Television Premiere

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

  • John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines
  • Revival of Jerome Kerns' musical "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 36 performances

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Carl Bornschein, American 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? 73 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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