What Happened in July 1946

Historical Events

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Jul 1 The last White Rajah, Charles Vyner Brooke cedes Sarawak to the British Crown

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • Jul 1 US drops atom bomb on Bikini atoll (4th atomic explosion)
  • Jul 2 Dutch Beel government forms
  • Jul 2 Harbor workers end strike at Rotterdam & Amsterdam
  • Jul 3 1st Dutch government of Beel forms
  • Jul 3 The Cape Passive Resistance Council is formed at a mass meeting in Cape Town, attended by 1,500 people
  • Jul 4 Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland, 42 die
  • Jul 4 Philippines gains independence from US

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Jul 4 President Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand in Manila

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • Jul 5 Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 5 75th British Golf Open: Sam Snead shoots a 290 at St Andrews

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead
  • Jul 6 "St Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • Jul 6 53rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough (6-2 6-4)
  • Jul 6 60th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Yvon Petra beats G Brown (6-2 6-4 7-9 5-7 6-4)
  • Jul 7 Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini canonized as 1st American saint
  • Jul 8 "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jul 8 Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary
  • Jul 9 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • Jul 10 Belgian government of Acker resigns
  • Jul 11 Kingman Douglass ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Jul 12 Benjamin Britten's "Rape of Lucretia" premieres in Glyndebourne
  • Jul 12 Vance Dinges hits only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park HR
  • Jul 13 "Tidbits of 1946" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 8 performances

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Jul 14 Dr Benjamin Spock's "Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care" published

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock
  • Jul 14 Mass murder of Jews in Kielce, Poland

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Jul 14 Cleve Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles & HR but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 HR with 8 RBIs

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jul 15 British North Borneo Company transfers its rights to modern day Sabah to the British Crown
  • Jul 16 Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in SF history)
  • Jul 16 US court martial sentences 46 members of the SS to death (Battle of Bulge crimes) in Dachau
  • Jul 21 Jesus T Pinerol becomes 1st native born Puerto Rican governor
  • Jul 22 Militant Zionist organisation Irgun bombs the British administrative headquarters for Palestine in the southern wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people of various nationalities and injuring 46.

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Jul 23 Menachem Begin's Zionist militant group Irgun bombs the King David Hotel, the then British administrative headquarters for Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Jul 24 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
  • Jul 24 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
  • Jul 25 US detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini (5th atomic explosion)

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Jul 25 At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Jul 26 President Harry Truman orders desegregation of all US forces
  • Jul 26 Aloha Airlines began service from Honolulu International Airport
  • Jul 27 Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
  • Jul 27 45th Men's French Championships: Marcel Bernard beats Jaroslav Drobny (3-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3)
  • Jul 27 45th Women's French Championships: Margaret Osborne beats Pauline Betz (1-6, 8-6, 7-5)
  • Jul 30 1st rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, NM

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 June Montiero, US, vocalist (Toys-A Lover's Concerto)
  • Jul 2 Ron Silver, American actor (Reversal of Fortune, Timecop) and political activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jul 2 Richard Axel, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 3 John Klemmer, American composer and saxophonist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 4 Michael Milken, partner (Intl Capital Access Group), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 4 Ron Kovic, disabled vietnam vet (Born on 4th of July)
  • Jul 4 Tish Howard, playmate (July, 1966)
  • Jul 4 Ed O'Ross, American actor
  • Jul 5 Pierre-Marc Johnson, Québécois lawyer, physician and politician
  • Jul 5 Paul Smith, British fashion designer
  • Jul 5 Gerardus 't Hooft, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laurete
  • Jul 6 Fred Dryer, Hawthone California, NFLer (NY Giants, LA Rams)/actor (Hunter)

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Jul 6 George W. Bush Jr, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-TX), born in New Haven, Connecticut

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • Jul 6 James Naughton, US, actor (Trauma center) [or June 12, 1945]
  • Jul 6 Jamie Wyeth, Penn, artist (An American Vision-Boston)

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Jul 6 Sylvester Stallone, American actor/director (Rocky, Rambo, Cobra), born in NYC, New York

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
  • Jul 6 Peter Singer, Australian philosopher
  • Jul 7 Jean LeClerc, actor (Jeremy Hunter-All My Children)
  • Jul 7 Jim Day, Canada, equestrian show jumper (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Jul 7 Joe Spano, actor (Henry Goldblume-Hill St Blues), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 8 Cynthia Gregory, LA, ballerina (NY Ballet Co)
  • Jul 9 Bon Scott, [Ronald Belford], Kirriemuir Scotland, rocker (AC/DC)
  • Jul 9 Joe Micelli, American rocker, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Jul 9 Natasha Pyne, English actress
  • Jul 10 Sue Lyon, Davenport Iowa, actress (Lolita, Night of the Iguana)
  • Jul 11 John Lawton, British rock singer (Uriah Heep)
  • Jul 11 Beverly Todd, Ohio, actress (Roots, Having Babies, Redd Foxx Show)
  • Jul 11 Edward J Markey, (Rep-D-MA, 1976- )
  • Jul 11 Cuthbert Johnson, Benedictine abbot.
  • Jul 12 Graham Roope, cricketer (England batsman in 21 Tests 1972-78)
  • Jul 12 Sian Barbara Allen, actress (Scream Pretty Peggy), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 13 Cheech Marin, [Richard], comedian (Cheech & Chong-Up in Smoke)
  • Jul 13 Michael Shea, US, sci-fi author (Fat Face, Polyphemus), (d. 2014)
  • Jul 14 Maureen O'Connor, Mayor (San Diego)
  • Jul 14 John Wood, Australian actor
  • Jul 15 Hassabal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah, sultan of Brunei
  • Jul 15 Linda Ronstadt, singer (Dif Drum)/actress (Pir of Penzance), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Jul 16 Barbara Lee, American politician
  • Jul 16 Richard LeParmentier, American actor, (d. 2013)
  • Jul 16 Ron Yary, American football player
  • Jul 17 Alun Armstrong, English actor (New Tricks), born in Anfield Plain, County Durham
  • Jul 18 Tim Lynch, rocker (Flaming Groovies)
  • Jul 18 Leo Madder, Belgian actor
  • Jul 19 Alan Gorrie, Scotland, rock bassist/singer (Average White Band)

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Jul 19 Ilie Năstase, Romanian tennis player (US Open 1972), born in Bucharest, Romania

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Jul 21 Barry "Bean" Whitwam, rocker
  • Jul 21 Zbigniew Kaczmarek, Poland, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1976)

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Jul 21 Ken Starr, American lawyer who Investigated Bill Clinton (Starr Report), born in Vernon, Texas

Lawyer Who Investigated Bill Clinton Ken Starr
Lawyer Who Investigated Bill Clinton
Ken Starr
  • Jul 22 Mirelle Mathieu, French singer (So Ein Schone r Abend), born in Avigno, Vaucluse
  • Jul 22 Paul Schrader, director (Blue Collar) and writer (Taxi Driver), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Jul 22 Steve Friedman, TV news executive/actor (American Anthem)
  • Jul 22 Danny Glover, actor (Lethal Weapon, Operation Dumbo Drop), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 22 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
  • Jul 23 Andy MacKay, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away), born in London, England
  • Jul 23 Keith Ferguson, blues guy (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • Jul 24 William "Junior" Campbell, singer/guitarist (Marmalade)
  • Jul 25 John Gibson, American media host
  • Jul 26 Anne Wright, Vice-Chancellor (Sunderland U)
  • Jul 27 Gwynne Gilford, actress (Linda Harris-Waverly Wonders), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 27 Ricardo Anasagasti, [Ricardo M Meul], Curacao, dancer/actor
  • Jul 27 Toktar Ongarbajewitch Aubakirov, Kazakhstan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
  • Jul 27 Rade Šerbedžija, Croatian actor
  • Jul 28 Douglas H Bosco, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Jul 28 Jonathan Edwards, rocker
  • Jul 28 Linda Kelsey, actress (Billie-Lou Grant, Kate-Day by Day), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 28 Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani writer and feminist
  • Jul 29 Bill Forsyth, director (Local Hero, Breaking In, Housekeeping)
  • Jul 29 Neal Doughty, Evansville IN, rock keyboardist (Reo Speedwagon)
  • Jul 30 Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, rock bassist (Jethro Tull)
  • Jul 30 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (d. 1994)
  • Jul 31 Gary Lewis, Jerry's son, singer, (& The Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
  • Jul 31 Karen Zerby, American religious leader

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 7 39th US President Jimmy Carter (21) weds Rosalynn Smith (18) in Plains, Georgia

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 24 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Howard Hanson (49) weds Margaret Elizabeth Nelson at the Chautauqua Institution in New York

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Anthony Overton, publisher/cosmetics manufacturer/banker, dies at 81
  • Jul 4 Othenio Able, Austria paleontology, dies at 71
  • Jul 4 Gerda Steinhoff, Nazi concentration camp overseer (b. 1922)
  • Jul 8 Aleksander V Aleksandrov, Russian composer/conductor, dies at 63

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Jul 13 Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer/art dealer (Camera Work), dies at 82

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Alfred Stieglitz
  • Jul 15 Razor Smith, English cricketer (b. 1877)
  • Jul 17 Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslav gen (Nazi), executed at 53
  • Jul 21 Gualberto Villarroel, President of Bolivia (b. 1908)
  • Jul 23 James Maxton, politician, dies
  • Jul 25 Narziss Oh, German psychology, dies
  • Jul 26 Morris Hirshfield, Polish/US painter, dies
  • Jul 27 Gertrude Stein, US/Fren author/poet (Ida, Tender Buttons), dies at 72