What Happened in February 1946

Historical Events

  • 1st Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zoltán Tildy as communist president
  • 1st Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, becomes 1st Sectary General of the United Nations
  • 2nd "Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 2nd The Proclamation of Hungarian Republic is made.
  • 4th Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday" premieres in NYC
  • 5th The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
  • 6th "Lute Song" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 142 performances
  • 7th Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC bill
  • 8th Béla Bartók's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Philadelphia, PA, US
  • 8th Premier Salazar of Portugal forbids opposition parties
  • 9th Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

10th Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States

  • 12th World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
  • 13th "The Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 16th "The Duchess Misbehaves" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 16th 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct
  • 17th Humanistic Covenant forms in Amsterdam
  • 19th Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
  • 21st Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt
  • 24th Juan Peron (Labor Party) first elected President of Argentina
  • 26th 2 killed & 10 wounded in race riot in Columbia Tenn
  • 27th 4th "Road" film "Road to Utopia" premieres (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Bart Braverman, actor (Bobby-Vega$, Roy-New Odd Couple), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1st Elisabeth Sladen, actress (Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures), born in Liverpool, England
  • 2nd Howard Bellamy, Darby Fla, vocalist (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow)
  • 2nd Alpha Oumar Konaré, ex-president of Mali
  • 2nd Gerrie Muhren, Volendam, Netherlands, footballer (Ajax, European Cup Winner, 1971-3), (d. 2013)
  • 4th Mary Meyer, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 4th Roy Yeager, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • 5th Charlotte Rampling, England, actress (Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict)
  • 6th Jim Turner, American politician
  • 6th Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk muisc singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 7th Hector Babenco, director (Ironweed, Kiss of the Spider Woman)
  • 7th Lawrence Ascott, rocker (Isotope)
  • 7th Sammy Johns, rocker (Politics, Religion & Her), (d. 2013)
  • 8th "Fito" Adolpho De La Parra, rocker (Canned Heat-Hot Money), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 8th Paul Wheatbread, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap-Young Girl)
  • 9th Annette Penhaligon
  • 9th M J H Sterling, Vice-Chancellor (Brunel University)
  • 9th Séan Neeson, Northern Irish politician
  • 9th Vince Papale, American football player
  • 9th Jim Webb, United States Senator from Virginia
  • 10th Keith Mans, MP
  • 11th M C Walker, CEO (Iceland Frozen Foods)
  • 11th Timothy Chambers, pediatrician
  • 11th Ian Porterfield, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 12th Ever Meulen, [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch designer (children stamps 1992)
  • 12th Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer
  • 13th Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director/actor (Ehe der Maria Braun)
  • 13th Louis Kondos, Greek actor
  • 14th David Green, English TV/video producer
  • 14th Tim Buckley, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears-When I Die), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 14th Tina Aumont, Hollywood California, actress (Master of Love, Casanova)
  • 14th Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
  • 15th Clare Short, British MP
  • 15th John Greenway, British MP
  • 15th Esko Seppänen, Finnish politician
  • 16th Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 16th Ian Lavender, British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)
  • 16th J R Farndon, British consultant surgeon
  • 17th Andre Dussollier, Annecy France, actor (3 Men & a Cradle)
  • 17th Valdemar Bandolowski, Denmark, yachting (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 17th Zina Bethune, actress (Nurses, Who's That Knocking at My Door), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 18th Michael Buerk, British newsreader
  • 18th Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor
  • 19th Paul Dean, rock guitarist/vocalist (Loverboy)
  • 19th Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox)
  • 19th Peter Hudson, Australian rules footballer
  • 20th Brenda Blethyn, actress (Secrets & Lies)
  • 20th J[erome] Geils, rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • 20th Mieke H A Boers-Wijnberg, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 20th Sandy Duncan, Henderson Tx, actress (Hogan Family)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

21st Alan Rickman, actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Harry Potter)

  • 21st Desmond Lewis, WI cricket batsman/keeper (avg 86.33 in 3 Tests)
  • 21st Tricia Nixon Cox, Richard Milhaus' daughter (or 0202)
  • 21st Tyne Daly, Madison Wisc, actress (Cagney & Lacey, Angel Unchained)
  • 21st Anthony Daniels, British actor (Star Wars - C-3PO)
  • 21st Bob Ryan, Boston sports columnist
  • 21st Vito Rizzuto, Sicilian-born alleged mafia boss
  • 23rd Rusty Young, California, rock steel guitarist (Poco- In the Heat of the Night)
  • 24th Anthony Mayer, chief executive (Housing Corporation)
  • 24th Michael Radford, director (1984, White Mischief)
  • 24th Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
  • 24th John Stapleton, English television presenter
  • 25th F Xaver Kroetz, writer
  • 25th Jean Todt, French executive director of Scuderia Ferrari
  • 26th Bobby "Bingo" Smith, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 26th Phyllis Eisenstein, American sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile)
  • 26th Ahmed H. Zewail, Egyptian chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 28th Graham Vivian, cricketer (son of Giff, 5 Tests for NZ 1965-72)
  • 28th Robin Cook, British politician (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

10th 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

HeartWedding of Interest

18th MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (35) weds heiress Caral Gimbel in Sea Island, Georgia

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Hans Betghe, writer, dies at 70
  • 4th Margarete Boie, writer, dies
  • 5th George Arliss, actor/writer (Dr Syn, Voltaire), dies at 77
  • 8th Miles Mander, actor/director (Murder, 3 Musketeers), dies at 57
  • 20th Hugh Allen, musician, dies
  • 21st José Streel, Belgian World War II collaborator (b. 1911)
  • 23rd Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (hanged) (b. 1885)