Thursday 17 June 1948
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, directed by Charles T. Barton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
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- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Dave Concepción: Venezuelan baseball player and manager.
- Jacqueline Jones: American historian and academic.
- Aurelio López: Mexican baseball player and politician (d. 1992).
- Karol Sikora: English physician and academic.
- Dave Concepcion: Venezuelan baseball player.
- Aurelio Lopez: Mexican baseball player (d. 1992)
- Phylicia Allen Ayers Rashad in Houston: Texas, USA; actress (Cosby).
- David Concepcion: in Venezuela; all-star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds).
- Joe Cronin pinch hit home runs in both ends of a doubleheader.
- A Douglas DC-6 carrying United Airlines Flight 624 crashes near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, killing all 43 people on board.
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