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 Pres Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
  • 7th Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet premieres

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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 Release

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, St Louis Mo, newscaster (Primetime Sunday)
  • 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, New Haven Ct, vocalist (Carpenters-Close to You)
  • 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, Phila Pa, actress (Love American Style)
  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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