On This Day

August 12, 1948 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
  • Indian maestro Balbir Singh Dosanjh scores twice as India beats Great Britain 4-0 for the field hockey gold medal at the London Olympics; India's 4th consecutive Olympic hockey title
  • The canoeing program at the London Olympics concludes with Sweden (4) and Czechoslovakia (3) dominant, combining for 7 of the 9 gold medals