What Happened in June 1946

Historical Events

  • 1st 78th Belmont: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:30.8
  • 1st Spijkenisse soccer team forms in Spijkenisse
  • 1st Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and politician convicted of war crimes, is executed.
  • 2nd Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy (National Day)
  • 3rd 1st bikini bathing suit displayed (Paris)
  • 3rd International Military Tribunal opens in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals
  • 4th Largest solar prominence (300,000 mi/500,000 km) observed
  • 5th Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 (Chicago, Ill)
  • 6th 11 Basketball of America Association teams meet to schedule 1st season
  • 6th Henry Morgan is 1st to take off shirt on TV
  • 6th Martin Kresses begins publishing "Eric the Viking" comic strip
  • 6th The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.
  • 7th Pirates players vote 20-16 to walkout rather than play the Giants
  • 7th US Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel
  • 8th "Lute Song" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 142 performances

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8th Sukarno calls for anti colonial defiance in Indonesia

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • 9th 19 guests at Canfield Hotel die in fire (Dubuque, Iowa)
  • 9th 66,545 fans help Yanks break million attendance mark, the earliest

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9th Bhumibol Adulyadej becomes King of Thailand after the death of his brother King Ananda Mahidol

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej

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9th Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 9th NY Giant Mel Ott is 1st mgr ejected from both games of a doubleheader
  • 10th Italian Republic established
  • 10th Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, ends term as 1st director of CIA. Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, becomes 2nd director of CIA
  • 13th 1st transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, California-Maryland
  • 13th King Umberto II of Italy abdicates
  • 14th Canadian Library Association established

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14th Nat King Cole records "The Christmas Song" for the first time

Musician Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
  • 16th "Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 performances
  • 16th 46th US Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury GC Cleve
  • 17th SW Bell inaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St Louis
  • 18th Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa. A road is named after this date in Panjim.
  • 19th 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn
  • 20th NYC transit begins using PA system - Car # 744 on 8th Ave IND line
  • 21st 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas
  • 21st Bill Veeck buys Indians for $2.2 million
  • 21st Fed judge rules Seattle club doesn't have to play returning serviceman
  • 22nd Alec Bedser takes 7-49 v India on 1st day of his 1st Test cricket
  • 22nd Bill Veeck purchases Cleveland Indians

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22nd Speaking at a prayer meeting in New Delhi, Gandhi calls on the South African government to stop 'hooliganism' by Whites

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 23rd In South Africa, a group of white men attack and assault Indian Passive Resisters
  • 24th 11.72" (29.77 cm) of rainfall at Mellen Wisc (state 24-hr record)
  • 24th Georges Bidault elected premier of France
  • 26th Dutch Nazi collaborator Arnold Meijer sentenced to 5 years
  • 26th Fred Allen's last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny
  • 28th Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st pres of Italy
  • 28th Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleve Indians games begins
  • 29th "Are You with It?" closes at Century Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • 29th "Billion Dollar Baby" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 219 performances
  • 29th Black Sabbath-Brits arrest 2,700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorist
  • 29th British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Brian Cox, actor (Killer Party, Manhunter)
  • 1st Carol Neblett, Modesto California, soprano (NYC Opera)
  • 1st Brian Cox, Scottish actor
  • 2nd Roger Freed, baseball player
  • 2nd Peter Sutcliffe, English murderer "The Yorkshire Ripper"
  • 3rd Anita Pollack, MEP (Labour)
  • 3rd Earl of Cromer, managing director (Inchcape (China) Ltd)
  • 3rd Eddie Holman, rocker
  • 3rd Ian Hunter, England, rocker (Mott the Hoople-All the Young Dudes)
  • 3rd Tristan Rogers, Australia, actor (Robert Scorpio-General Hospital)
  • 3rd Penelope Wilton [Penelope Alice], Scarborough, North Yorkshire, English actress (Cry Freedom, Norman Conquests)
  • 4th Bettina Gregory, correspondent/journalist (ABC-TV)
  • 5th Fred Stone, rock guitarist (Sly & Family Stone-Stand)
  • 5th Fuzzy Fuscaldo, rocker (Capt Beefheart)
  • 5th Gillian Hills, Cairo Egypt, actress (Blow-up, Clockwork Orange)
  • 5th Michael Monarch, rocker (Steppenwolf)
  • 5th Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Afredo, Key)
  • 6th Chelsea Brown, comedienne (Laugh-in, Matt Lincoln), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 6th Lasse Hallstrom, director (Once Around, My Life as a Dog, ABBA)
  • 7th Jenny Jones, [Janina Stronski], Canada, comedienne (Jenny Jones Show)
  • 7th Terry Gale, Wyalkatchem WA, Australian golfer
  • 8th Dudley Fishburn, MP
  • 8th Elizabeth A Lynn, US, sci-fi author (Watchtower, Red Hawk)
  • 8th Richie Robinson, cricketer (Victorian keeper, Australian batsman 1977)
  • 9th Peter Kilfoyle, British MP
  • 10th Mensje F van Keulen-van der Steen, Dutch writer (Bleeker's Summer)
  • 11th Jenny Pittman, horse trainer
  • 11th Michael Wilkes, commander (UK Field Army)
  • 12th Harry Glasper, English writer
  • 12th John Steinbeck IV, New York NY, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck
  • 13th Danny Klein, rocker

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14th Donald Trump, real estate tycoon (Trump Towers) TV personality ( The Apprentice) and politician candidate, born in New York City

Businessman & T.V. Personality Donald Trump
Businessman & T.V. Personality
Donald Trump
  • 14th Ralph McAllister Ingersol II, newspaper publisher, born in NYC, New York
  • 15th Janet Lennon, vocalist (Lennon Sisters)
  • 15th Judy Pace, actress (Young Lawyers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 15th Ken Henderson, baseball player
  • 15th Roger Tolchard, cricketer (Engl keeper played Tests as a batsman 1977)
  • 15th Noddy Holder, Walsall United Kingdom, rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade- Cum On Feel The Noize)
  • 15th Demis Roussos, Greek singer, born in Alexandria Egypt
  • 16th Lord Astor, of Hever
  • 16th Neil MacGregor, director (British National Gallery)
  • 16th Simon Williams, US, actor (Fiendish plot of dr Fu Manchu)
  • 16th Jodi Rell, American politician, governor of Connecticut
  • 17th Marcy Kaptur, (Rep-D-HA, 1983- )
  • 17th Peter Rosei, Austrian writer
  • 18th Russell Ash, British author
  • 18th Fabio Capello, Italian football coach
  • 18th Bruiser Brody [Frank Goodish], professional wrestler (d. 1988)
  • 20th Andre Watts, Nuremberg Germany, concert pianist (Oberon)
  • 20th Duchess of Gloucester
  • 20th Bob Vila, television presenter
  • 20th Xanana Gusmão, President of East Timor
  • 21st Brenda Holloway, US singer/songwriter (When I'm Gone)
  • 21st Kate Hoey, British MP (Lab)
  • 21st Malcolm Rifkind, British QC MP (Sect of State for Defense)
  • 21st Maurice Saatchi, English advertising CEO (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • 21st Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author
  • 22nd Andrew Rubin, New Bedford Mass, actor (Police Academy) [or Jan 22]
  • 22nd Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist (Buena Vista Social Club)
  • 23rd Russ Thacker, producer (Golden Seal), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 23rd Ted Shackelford, actor (Gary-Dallas, Knots Landing), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 24th Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast (STS 51C, 51L-Chal disaster)
  • 24th Robert Reich, US Sec of Labor (Clinton)
  • 24th David Collenette, Canadian politician
  • 25th Allen Lanier, rock keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), (d. 2013)
  • 25th Ian McDonald, rock guitarist (Foreigner, King Crimson), born in London, England
  • 25th Roméo Dallaire, Canadian senator
  • 26th Clive Francis, actor (Masada), born in London, England
  • 27th Daria Semegen, composer
  • 27th Janice Giteck, composer
  • 27th Sally Priesand, 1st us woman rabbi
  • 28th Bruce Davison, Phila, actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk)
  • 28th Gilda Radner, actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 28th John "Mike" Lounge, astr (STS 51-I, STS 26, STS 35), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 28th Robert L Asprin, US, sci-fi writer (Thieves World, Cold Cash War)
  • 28th Robert Xavier Rodriguez, composer
  • 28th Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician.
  • 29th Egon von Furstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (d. 2004)
  • 29th Ernesto Pérez Balladares, Panamanian politician
  • 30th Billy Brown, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Ion Antonescu, fascist premier/dictator of Romania, executed
  • 3rd Michail I Kalinin, Pres (Supreme Soviet), dies at 60

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6th Gerhart Hauptmann, writer, dies at 83

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 9th Rama VIII, king of Siam (1935-46), dies at 21
  • 10th Ananda Mahidol, king of Siam, shot dead at 20
  • 10th Jack Johnson, 1st African American world heavyweight boxing champion, dies in a car accident aged 68
  • 12th Count Hisaichi Terauchi, Japanese fieldmarshal, dies
  • 13th Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71
  • 14th John Logie Baird, Scottish television pioneer (b. 1888)
  • 16th Ludwig Winder, writer, dies
  • 16th Miloje Milojevic, composer, dies at 61
  • 21st Heinrich Kaminski, composer, dies at 59
  • 24th Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)
  • 26th Max Kögel, SS officer (b. 1895)
  • 26th Yosuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (b. 1880)
  • 28th Eduard Veterman, Dutch painter/playwright, dies in an auto accident
  • 30th Michael Zadora, composer, dies at 64