What Happened in February 1946

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Bart Braverman, actor (Bobby-Vega$, Roy-New Odd Couple), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 1 Elisabeth Sladen, actress (Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 2 Howard Bellamy, Darby Fla, vocalist (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow)
  • Feb 2 Alpha Oumar Konaré, ex-president of Mali
  • Feb 2 Gerrie Muhren, Volendam, Netherlands, footballer (Ajax, European Cup Winner, 1971-3), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 4 Mary Meyer, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • Feb 4 Roy Yeager, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Feb 5 Charlotte Rampling, England, actress (Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict)
  • Feb 6 Jim Turner, American politician
  • Feb 6 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk muisc singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • Feb 7 Héctor Babenco, film director (Kiss of the Spider Woman), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • Feb 7 Lawrence Ascott, rocker (Isotope)
  • Feb 7 Sammy Johns, rocker (Politics, Religion & Her), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 8 "Fito" Adolpho De La Parra, rocker (Canned Heat-Hot Money), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 8 Paul Wheatbread, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap-Young Girl)
  • Feb 9 M J H Sterling, Vice-Chancellor (Brunel University)
  • Feb 9 Séan Neeson, Northern Irish politician
  • Feb 9 Vince Papale, American football player
  • Feb 9 Jim Webb, United States Senator from Virginia
  • Feb 11 M C Walker, CEO (Iceland Frozen Foods)
  • Feb 11 Timothy Chambers, pediatrician
  • Feb 11 Ian Porterfield, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 12 Ever Meulen, [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch designer (children stamps 1992)
  • Feb 12 Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer
  • Feb 13 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director/actor (Ehe der Maria Braun)
  • Feb 13 Louis Kondos, Greek actor
  • Feb 14 David Green, English TV/video producer
  • Feb 14 Tina Aumont, actress (Master of Love, Casanova), born in Hollywood, California
  • Feb 14 Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
  • Feb 15 Clare Short, British MP
  • Feb 15 John Greenway, British MP
  • Feb 15 Esko Seppänen, Finnish politician
  • Feb 16 Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Feb 16 Ian Lavender, British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)
  • Feb 16 J R Farndon, British consultant surgeon
  • Feb 17 Andre Dussollier, Annecy France, actor (3 Men & a Cradle)
  • Feb 17 Valdemar Bandolowski, Denmark, yachting (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • Feb 17 Zina Bethune, actress (Nurses, Who's That Knocking at My Door), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Feb 18 Michael Buerk, British newsreader
  • Feb 18 Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor
  • Feb 19 Paul Dean, rock guitarist/vocalist (Loverboy), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 19 Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox)
  • Feb 19 Peter Hudson, Australian rules footballer
  • Feb 20 Brenda Blethyn, actress (Secrets & Lies)
  • Feb 20 J[erome] Geils, rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 20 Mieke H A Boers-Wijnberg, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Feb 20 Sandy Duncan, Henderson Tx, actress (Hogan Family)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

  • Feb 21 Desmond Lewis, WI cricket batsman/keeper (avg 86.33 in 3 Tests)
  • Feb 21 Tricia Nixon Cox, Richard Milhaus' daughter (or 0202)
  • Feb 21 Tyne Daly, actress (Cagney & Lacey, Angel Unchained), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Feb 21 Anthony Daniels, British actor (Star Wars - C-3PO)
  • Feb 21 Bob Ryan, Boston sports columnist
  • Feb 21 Vito Rizzuto, Sicilian-born alleged mafia boss
  • Feb 23 Rusty Young, California, rock steel guitarist (Poco- In the Heat of the Night)
  • Feb 24 Anthony Mayer, chief executive (Housing Corporation)
  • Feb 24 Michael Radford, director (1984, White Mischief)
  • Feb 24 Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
  • Feb 24 John Stapleton, English television presenter
  • Feb 25 F Xaver Kroetz, writer
  • Feb 25 Jean Todt, French executive director of Scuderia Ferrari
  • Feb 26 Bobby "Bingo" Smith, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Feb 26 Phyllis Eisenstein, American sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile)
  • Feb 26 Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist, Nobel laureate (1999), born in Damanhur, Egypt (d. 2016)
  • Feb 28 Graham Vivian, cricketer (son of Giff, 5 Tests for NZ 1965-72)
  • Feb 28 Robin Cook, British politician (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Famous Deaths

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