What Happened on May 2, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"The Postman Always Rings Twice" film based on the novel by James M. Cain, directed by Tay Garnett and starring Lana Turner and John Garfield is released

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner
  • The "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place, killing two guards and three inmates

Famous Birthdays

  • David Suchet, English actor
  • Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

"Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (28) weds producer and actor William Dozier (38)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine