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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Music releaseMusic Recording

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 President 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, Scottish actor (Troy, Jason Bourne films), born in Dundee
  • 1st Carol Neblett, Modesto California, soprano (NYC Opera)
  • 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, American singer (Hey There Lonely Girl), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 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 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, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck, born in New York City

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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 and TV Personality Donald Trump
Businessman and TV 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 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, actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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