What Happened in October 1946

Historical Events

  • 1st 12 Nazi war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
  • 1st 1st NL playoffs, Dodgers vs Cards (St Louis wins 2 games to 0)
  • 1st Bob Feller 348th strikeout of season
  • 2nd 1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont
  • 3rd Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0
  • 5th "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 5th 1st Cannes Film Festival ends
  • 6th 90°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
  • 6th US President Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
  • 7th Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet premieres

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8th Kwo-less-shrew selects Gen Chiang Kai-shek as President of China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 8th Military plane crashes at Christian HBS, 24 die
  • 9th First electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
  • 9th Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" premieres in NYC
  • 10th Max Frisch' "Die Chinesische Mauer" premieres in Zurich
  • 14th Netherland & Indonesia sign cease fire
  • 15th Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
  • 15th St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series
  • 15th Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
  • 16th 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials

Music releaseMusic Premiere

18th Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony premieres

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • 20th Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
  • 22nd 2 British ships sink near Albania
  • 23rd UN General Assembly 2nd session convenes (1st NYC-Flushing Meadows)
  • 24th Netherlands & Indonesia sign cease fire
  • 24th A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • 25th 1st trial against nazi war criminals (Nuremberg)
  • 27th Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%)
  • 28th German rocket engineers begin work in USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Alfred Jones, Grace Miss, middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968)
  • 1st Eva Klobukowska, Poland, relay sprinter (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 2nd Jo-el Sonnier, Rayne La, country singer (Louisiana)
  • 2nd Roger Jett, Cumberland Maryland, actor (Smithereens)
  • 2nd Eric Peterson, Canadian actor
  • 3rd Bob Dotson, newscaster (Primetime Sunday), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 3rd Tristan Keuris, composer
  • 3rd Biff Henderson, American television personality
  • 4th Andre Bolhuis, hockey player (World Cup 1973, European Cup 1978
  • 4th Susan Sarandon, [Tomaling], Jackson Hgts NY, actress (Bull Durham)
  • 4th Chuck Hagel, American politician
  • 5th Richard Kermode, rocker
  • 5th Zahida Hina, Pakistani columnist
  • 5th Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 6th Gary Gentry, baseball player (NY Mets)

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6th Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, born in Queenstown, South Africa (d. 2012)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • 6th Millie Small, Jamaican singer (My Boy Lollipop), born in Clarendon
  • 6th Eddie Villanueva, JIL Spiritual Director, Owner of ZOE Broadcasting Network
  • 6th Lloyd Doggett, American politician
  • 6th Vinod Khanna, Indian actor
  • 7th Bernard Lavilliers, French singer
  • 7th Pengiran Anak Saleha, Queen of Brunei
  • 8th Aleksandr Gorshlov, ice dancer (holds 6 titles)
  • 8th Jean-Jacques Beineix, director (Betty Blue, Diva)
  • 8th Dennis Kucinich, American politician
  • 10th Ben Vereen, actor/dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster), born in Miami, Florida
  • 10th Charles Dance, Redditch, Worcestershire, English actor/director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown)
  • 10th Franco Malerba, Genoa Italy, astronaut (STS 46)
  • 10th John Prine, Maywood Ill, country singer (Hello in There)
  • 10th Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Mont Canadiens)
  • 10th Mildred Grieveson (aka: Anne Mather, Caroline Fleming, Cardine Fleming), English writer
  • 10th Naoto Kan, Japanese politician
  • 10th Chris Tarrant, English TV presenter
  • 11th Felton Perry, actor (Magnum Force, Sudden Death)
  • 11th Gary Mallaber, rocker (Steve Miller Band-Abracadbra), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 11th Sawao Kato, Japan, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1968, 72, 76)
  • 11th Daryl Hall, [Hohl], Penn, rocker/songwriter (Hall & Oates-Sara Smile)
  • 11th Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer
  • 12th Ashok Mankad, cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78)
  • 13th Bram Vermeulen, Dutch singer (Neerlands Hoop)
  • 13th Demond Wilson, Valdosta GA, actor (Sanford & Son, Baby I'm Back)
  • 13th Edwina Currie, British politician
  • 14th Justin Hayward, England, vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
  • 14th James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, American football coach
  • 14th Craig Venter, American biologist
  • 14th Al Oliver, American baseball player
  • 14th Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth)
  • 15th Richard Carpenter, vocalist (Carpenters-Close to You), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 15th Victor Banerjee, Calcutta India, actor (A Passage to India)
  • 15th Stewart Stevenson, Scottish politician
  • 16th Suzanne Somers, San Bruno California, actress (3's Company, Step by Step)
  • 17th Bob Seagren, Pomona California, actor (Soap)/pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-68)
  • 17th James Ray Tucker, rock guitarist (Turtles-Eleanor), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 17th Vicki Hodge, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac), born in London, England
  • 17th Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British stage producer
  • 17th Adam Michnik, Polish activist
  • 17th Drusilla Modjeska, Australian writer and editor
  • 18th James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter
  • 18th Howard Shore, Canadian film composer
  • 19th Bob Holland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner at age 38)
  • 19th Philip Pullman, English writer
  • 19th Kenneth Washington, African-American actor (Sgt Richard Baker-Hogan's Heroes, Westworld)
  • 20th Connie Chung, news ancher (NBC, CBS), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 20th Elfriede Jelinek, writer
  • 20th Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
  • 21st Lee Loughnane, rocker (Chicago)
  • 21st Jim Hill, American sportscaster
  • 21st Lux Interior, American singer (The Cramps)
  • 22nd Eddie Brigati, Garfield NJ, rock vocalist (Rascals)
  • 22nd Richard Loncraine, director (Missionary, Deep Cover, Bellman & True)
  • 22nd Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon
  • 22nd Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality
  • 23rd Gerda Lenten-Havertong, Surinam, Dutch singer/actress (Sesame St)
  • 23rd Miklos Nemeth, Hungary, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 23rd Mel Martinez, American politician
  • 24th Jerry Edmonton, Canada, rock drummer (Steppenwolf)
  • 25th Peter Lieberson, composer
  • 26th Ivan Reitman, director/producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave)
  • 26th Keith Hopwood, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits)
  • 26th Maureen Anderman, actress (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale)
  • 26th Pat Sajak, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 26th Holly Woodlawn, transgender Puerto Rican actress (Warhol films), born in Juana Díaz (d. 2015)
  • 27th Leslie Byrne, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • 27th Peter Martins, Danish actor(?)
  • 27th Steven R Nail, Canton Ill, USAF/astr (STS 51-G, 61-A, 37, 55)
  • 27th Terry J Hart, astronaut (STS 41C), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 28th Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 28th John Hewson, Australian politician
  • 29th Anura Tennekoon, cricketer (Sri Lankan World Cup captain 1975-79)
  • 29th Peter Green, [Peter Greenbaum], rocker (Fleetwood Mac), born in London, England
  • 29th Strinivasa Moodley, South African anti-apartheid activist
  • 30th Andrea Mitchell, newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA), born in NYC, New York
  • 30th Chris Slade, rocker (AC/DC)
  • 30th Ian McGeechan, Scottish rugby player
  • 30th Lynne Marta, actress (Love American Style), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 30th Robert L "Hoot" Gibson, Cooperstown NY, USN/ast (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71)
  • 31st Stephen Rea, Belfast, Northern Ireland, film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins)
  • 31st Ramnath Parkar, cricket batsman (Indian in 2 Tests v England 1972-73)
  • 31st Norman Lovett, British actor

Famous Deaths

  • 8th Rose Melville, American stage actress (Sis Hopkins) dies at 73
  • 12th Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

15th Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshal, poisons himself in prison at 53

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 16th Alfred G Jodl, Col-Gen/German staff chief weather authority, hanged
  • 16th Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
  • 16th Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s), hanged at 54
  • 16th Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS), hanged
  • 16th Fritz Sauckel, German war criminal, hanged
  • 16th Granville Ransome Bantock, English composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • 16th Hans Frank, former Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged


16th Joachim von Ribbentrop, German war criminal, hanged

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 16th Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged
  • 16th Wilhelm Keitel, German fieldmarshal, hanged
  • 29th John S Curry, US painter (Baptism in Kansas), dies