Today in History for April 1946

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 39 of 39

1st - 400,000 US mine workers strike
1st - Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo, Hawaii
1st - Van Acker forms Belgian government (without CVP)
1st - Weight Watchers forms
1st - The Malayan Union is formed as a federation of the Malay states and the Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca
3rd - Netherlands-German postal relations resume
5th - 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony
5th - 100th Grand National: Capt. Robert Petre aboard Lovely Cottage wins
7th - 10th Masters Golf Tournament: Herman Keiser wins, shooting a 282
7th - Part of East Prussia incorporated into Russian SFSR
7th - Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.
8th - League of Nations assembles for last time
9th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
10th - 1st election for Japanese Diet
12th - Syria gains independence from France
13th - Belgian premier Acker proclaims wage & price freeze over
13th - Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham Alabama
14th - "Day Before Spring" closes at National Theater NYC after 167 perfs
14th - Manager Mel Ott of Giants hits 511th & final HR
16th - 1st US launch of captured V-2 rocket, White Sands, NM; 8 km alt
16th - NSB mayor of Rotterdam, Netherlands, FE Muller sentence to 100 years in jail
17th - Syria declares independence from French administration
18th - "Call Me Mister" opens at National Theater NYC for 734 performances
Baseball Player Jackie RobinsonBaseball Player Jackie Robinson 18th - Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals
18th - League of Nations dissolves (3 months after UN starts)
18th - Rome/Auerbach/Horwitt's musical "Call Me Mister" premieres in NYC
18th - US recognizes Tito's Yugoslavia government
19th - Yankees switch from 3rd base to 1st base dug out
20th - 1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs
20th - 50th Boston Marathon won by Stylianos Kyriakides of Greece in 2:29:27
21st - Socialistic Einheitspartei Germany forms in East Germany
22nd - SED, Sozialistic Einheitspartei Deutschlands, party forms
23rd - Bkln Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
24th - 11 players Tinker, Evers, Chance, Burkett, McCarthy, Waddell, Plank, Walsh, Chesbro, Griffith, & McGinnity are named to Hall of Fame
25th - "Exposition Flyer" rammed at Napierville Illinois, killing 48
25th - Christopher Fry's "Phoenix too Frequent" premieres in London
27th - 1st radar installed aboard a commercial ship
29th - 28 former Japanese leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals
30th - Cleve Indian Bob Feller's 2nd no-hitter beats NY Yankees, 1-0

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 65 of 65

1st - John Barbata, drummer (Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
1st - Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl), born in London, England
1st - William Frederick Fisher, MD/astronaut (STS 51-I), born in Dallas, Texas
1st - Arrigo Sacchi, Italian football coach
2nd - Kurt Winter, rocker (Guess Who)
2nd - Lynda Carr, educationist
2nd - Richard Collinge, cricketer (NZ rec wicket-taker (116) before Hadlee)
3rd - Carlos Salinas de Gortari, president (Mexico, 1988-94)
3rd - Dee Murray, rocker (Elton John Band)
4th - Katsuaki Sato, Japanese martial artist
5th - Jane Asher, actress (Deep End) and girlfriend of Paul McCartney
5th - Jennifer Penney, ballerina
5th - Larry Frederick Wendt, composer
5th - Robert E McKee, CEO/managing director (Conoco-UK)
6th - Paul Beresford, MP
7th - Barbara Benary, composer
7th - Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
8th - Jim "Catfish" Hunter, major-league pitcher (A's, Yankees)
8th - Stuart Pankin, Phila, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs)
8th - Tim Thomerson, American actor
9th - Alan Knott, great English cricket wicketkeeper (1967-81)
9th - Les Gray, vocalist (Mud-Cat Crept In)
9th - Philip Wright, rocker (Paper Lace)
10th - Armand, [Herman van Loenhout], singer (Blommenkinders)
12th - Ed O'Neill, actor (Al Bundy-Married with Children)
12th - Peter L de Baan, Dutch actor/director/playwright (Leonce & Lena)
12th - René Krijnen, Dutch keyboardist (Les Baroques)
13th - Al Green, Forest City Arkansas, singer (Lets Stay Together)
13th - Roy Loney, rocker (Flaming Groovies)
14th - Patrick Fairley, guitarist (Marmalade-Oh La Di Oh La Do)
14th - Tom Monteleone, US writer (Dark Star & Illumination)
15th - Wayne Gilchrest, (Rep-R-Maryland)
16th - Margot Adler, American journalist, born in Little Rock, AK (d. 2014)
17th - Clare Francis, yachtswoman/novelist (Come Hell or High Water)
17th - Henry Kelly, British broadcaster
17th - J R Baines, professor (Egyptologist)
18th - Alexander "Skip" Spence, Canada, guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha)
18th - Anne Boyd, composer
18th - Harvey Kagan, rocker
18th - Hayley Mills, actress (Parent Trap, Pollyanna), born in London, England
18th - Lenny Baker, rocker (Sha Na Na)
19th - Leon Wessels, S Afr lawyer/underminister of Law & Order
19th - Tim Curry, Cheshire England, actor (Rocky Horror Show)
19th - Viktor Viktorovich Zabolotsky, Russia, cosmonaut (BST-02)
19th - Mary Jo Slater, American casting director
20th - Julien Poulin, French Canadian actor
20th - Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver (d. 1982)
21st - S Venkataraghavan, cricket (Indian off-spinner, Test ump, ICC referee)
22nd - Archy Kirkwood, MP (L-D)
22nd - Dectuplets, Bacacay Brazil, 8 males & 2 females
22nd - John Waters, director (Hairspray)
22nd - Louise Harel, Quebec politician
22nd - Nicole Garcia, French actress and director
24th - Bruce Stuart Saylor, composer
24th - Dick Rivers, French singer and actor
25th - Digby Fairweather, jazz trumpeter
25th - Peter Sutherland, CEO (Allied Irish Banks)
25th - Talia Shire, [Coppola], Lake Success NY, actress (Adrienne-Rocky)
25th - Vladimir Zhirinovsky, [Edelstein], Russian nationalist/anti-semite
27th - John Maclean, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1978-79)
28th - Ginette Reno, French Canadian singer, songwriter and actress
29th - Franc Roddam, director (K2, Bride, Aria, Quadrophenia)
30th - Donald Schollander, Charlotte NC, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-64)
30th - Karl XVI Gustav F H, King of Sweden (1973- )
30th - Bill Plympton, American animator

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

26th - Father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement.

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 17 of 17

1st - Noah Beery, actor (Beau Geste, Cimarron Kid, Mammy), dies at 62
3rd - Masaharu Homma, Lt Gen (responsible for Bataan Death March), executed
5th - Vincent Millie Youmans, US composer (Tea For Two), dies at 47
12th - August Borms, Flemish nazi collaborator, executed at 67
12th - F Guicciardi, writer, dies
13th - William Henry Bell, composer, dies at 72
16th - Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver and automobile designer (b. 1884)
17th - John Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies
21st - Robert Graham, cricketer (3 wkts for S Afr in 2 Tests 1898-99), dies
21st - John Maynard Keynes, English economist (b. 1883)
22nd - Harlan Fiske Stone, Chief Justice Supreme Court (1941-46), dies at 73
22nd - Lionel Atwill, actor (Capt Blood, Great Waltz), dies at 61
23rd - Jesus Castillo, composer, dies at 68
25th - Albert Knight, cricketer (3 Tests for England on 1903-04 tour), dies
25th - Joseph Vine, cricketer (batted in two Tests Eng v Aust 1911-12), dies
26th - Hermann Keyserling, count/philosopher (Unsterblichkeit), dies at 65
28th - Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (b. 1870)

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