What Happened in 1946 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 435

Music releaseMusic Recording

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

Musician Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
  • Jun 16 "Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 performances
  • Jun 16 46th US Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury GC Cleve
  • Jun 17 SW Bell inaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St Louis
  • Jun 18 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.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 19 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 20 NYC transit begins using PA system - Car # 744 on 8th Ave IND line
  • Jun 21 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas
  • Jun 21 Bill Veeck buys Indians for $2.2 million
  • Jun 21 Fed judge rules Seattle club doesn't have to play returning serviceman
  • Jun 22 Alec Bedser takes 7-49 v India on 1st day of his 1st Test cricket
  • Jun 22 Bill Veeck purchases Cleveland Indians

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Jun 22 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
  • Jun 23 In South Africa, a group of white men attack and assault Indian Passive Resisters
  • Jun 24 11.72" (29.77 cm) of rainfall at Mellen Wisc (state 24-hr record)
  • Jun 24 Georges Bidault elected premier of France
  • Jun 26 Dutch Nazi collaborator Arnold Meijer sentenced to 5 years
  • Jun 26 Fred Allen's last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny
  • Jun 28 Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st President of Italy
  • Jun 28 Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleve Indians games begins
  • Jun 29 "Are You with It?" closes at Century Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • Jun 29 "Billion Dollar Baby" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 219 performances
  • Jun 29 Black Sabbath-Brits arrest 2,700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorist
  • Jun 29 British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv

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Jul 1 The last White Rajah, Charles Vyner Brooke cedes Sarawak to the British Crown

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • Jul 1 US drops atom bomb on Bikini atoll (4th atomic explosion)
  • Jul 2 Dutch Beel government forms
  • Jul 2 Harbor workers end strike at Rotterdam & Amsterdam
  • Jul 3 1st Dutch government of Beel forms
  • Jul 3 The Cape Passive Resistance Council is formed at a mass meeting in Cape Town, attended by 1,500 people
  • Jul 4 Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland, 42 die
  • Jul 4 Philippines gains independence from US

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Jul 4 President Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand in Manila

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • Jul 5 Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 5 75th British Golf Open: Sam Snead shoots a 290 at St Andrews

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead
  • Jul 6 "St Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • Jul 6 53rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough (6-2 6-4)
  • Jul 6 60th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Yvon Petra beats G Brown (6-2 6-4 7-9 5-7 6-4)
  • Jul 7 Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini canonized as 1st American saint
  • Jul 8 "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jul 8 Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary
  • Jul 9 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • Jul 10 Belgian government of Acker resigns
  • Jul 11 Kingman Douglass ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Jul 12 Benjamin Britten's "Rape of Lucretia" premieres in Glyndebourne
  • Jul 12 Vance Dinges hits only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park HR
  • Jul 13 "Tidbits of 1946" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 8 performances

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Jul 14 Dr Benjamin Spock's "Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care" published

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock
  • Jul 14 Mass murder of Jews in Kielce, Poland

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Jul 14 Cleve Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles & HR but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 HR with 8 RBIs

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jul 15 British North Borneo Company transfers its rights to modern day Sabah to the British Crown
  • Jul 16 Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in SF history)
  • Jul 16 US court martial sentences 46 members of the SS to death (Battle of Bulge crimes) in Dachau
  • Jul 21 Jesus T Pinerol becomes 1st native born Puerto Rican governor
  • Jul 22 Militant Zionist organisation Irgun bombs the British administrative headquarters for Palestine in the southern wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people of various nationalities and injuring 46.

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Jul 23 Menachem Begin's Zionist militant group Irgun bombs the King David Hotel, the then British administrative headquarters for Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Jul 24 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
  • Jul 24 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
  • Jul 25 US detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini (5th atomic explosion)

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Jul 25 At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Jul 26 President Harry Truman orders desegregation of all US forces
  • Jul 26 Aloha Airlines began service from Honolulu International Airport
  • Jul 27 Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
  • Jul 27 45th Men's French Championships: Marcel Bernard beats Jaroslav Drobny (3-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3)
  • Jul 27 45th Women's French Championships: Margaret Osborne beats Pauline Betz (1-6, 8-6, 7-5)
  • Jul 30 1st rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, NM

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Aug 1 US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Aug 3 Belgian government of Huysmans forms
  • Aug 4 An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
  • Aug 6 US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court

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Aug 7 1st US commemorative coin of an African American, Booker T. Washington (half dollar)

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • Aug 8 India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles
  • Aug 8 Dreyfuss family, owners of Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900, sells club to Frank McKinney & John Galbreath for $25 million
  • Aug 8 First flight of the Convair B-36.
  • Aug 9 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night
  • Aug 13 Britain diverts illegal emmigrants bound for Palestine to Cyprus
  • Aug 16 Direct Action Day: Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless
  • Aug 17 Arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique" premieres

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Aug 17 George Orwell publishes "Animal Farm" in the United Kingdom

  • Aug 18 Golf Writers Associaton of America forms
  • Aug 22 Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
  • Aug 22 Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)
  • Aug 23 13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)
  • Aug 23 Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Aug 23 "The Big Sleep" directed by Howard Hawks and starring Humphrey Bogart (Philip Marlowe) and Lauren Bacall first premieres

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 25 28th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland GC Portland Ore

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • Sep 1 1st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Berg
  • Sep 1 Greece votes for monarchy
  • Sep 2 Johnny Neun replaces Bill Dickey as Yankee manager
  • Sep 2 Nehru forms government in India
  • Sep 5 "Yours Is My Heart" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Sep 5 Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game
  • Sep 6 All-American Football Conference plays 1st game (Clev 44, Miami 0)
  • Sep 6 Terence Rattigan's "The Winslow Boy" premieres in London
  • Sep 8 Bill Kennedy of Rocky Mount (CPL) strikes out minors record 456
  • Sep 8 Bulgaria ends monarchy
  • Sep 8 SF 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to NY Yankees 21-7
  • Sep 8 66th U.S. Men's National Championship: Jack Kramer beats Tom Brown Jr. (9-7, 6-3, 6-0)
  • Sep 8 60th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Patricia Canning Todd (11-9, 6-3)
  • Sep 11 1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 870

  • Mar 29 Ronald Farrow, radio producer/priest
  • Mar 29 Billy Thorpe, Australian singer (d. 2007)
  • Mar 31 Aftab Gul, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in six Tests 1969-71)
  • Mar 31 Al Nichol, Winston Salem NC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Turtles)
  • Mar 31 Gabe Kaplan, American comedian/actor (Welcome Back Kotter), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 31 Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1984)
  • Apr 1 John Barbata, drummer (Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
  • Apr 1 Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl), born in London, England
  • Apr 1 William Frederick Fisher, MD/astronaut (STS 51-I), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 1 Arrigo Sacchi, Italian football coach
  • Apr 2 Kurt Winter, rocker (Guess Who)
  • Apr 2 Lynda Carr, educationist
  • Apr 2 Richard Collinge, cricketer (NZ rec wicket-taker (116) before Hadlee)
  • Apr 3 Carlos Salinas de Gortari, president (Mexico, 1988-94)
  • Apr 3 Dee Murray, rocker (Elton John Band)
  • Apr 4 Katsuaki Sato, Japanese martial artist
  • Apr 5 Jane Asher, actress (Deep End) and girlfriend of Paul McCartney
  • Apr 5 Jennifer Penney, ballerina
  • Apr 5 Larry Frederick Wendt, composer
  • Apr 5 Robert E McKee, CEO/managing director (Conoco-UK)
  • Apr 7 Barbara Benary, composer
  • Apr 7 Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
  • Apr 8 Jim "Catfish" Hunter, major-league pitcher (A's, Yankees)
  • Apr 8 Stuart Pankin, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 8 Tim Thomerson, American actor
  • Apr 9 Alan Knott, great English cricket wicketkeeper (1967-81)
  • Apr 9 Les Gray, vocalist (Mud-Cat Crept In)
  • Apr 9 Philip Wright, rocker (Paper Lace)
  • Apr 10 Armand, [Herman van Loenhout], singer (Blommenkinders)
  • Apr 10 Anne Boyd, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • Apr 12 Ed O'Neill, actor (Al Bundy-Married with Children)
  • Apr 12 Peter L de Baan, Dutch actor/director/playwright (Leonce & Lena)
  • Apr 12 René Krijnen, Dutch keyboardist (Les Baroques)
  • Apr 13 Al Green, Forest City Arkansas, singer (Lets Stay Together)
  • Apr 13 Roy Loney, rocker (Flaming Groovies)
  • Apr 14 Patrick Fairley, guitarist (Marmalade-Oh La Di Oh La Do)
  • Apr 14 Tom Monteleone, US writer (Dark Star & Illumination)
  • Apr 15 Wayne Gilchrest, (Rep-R-Maryland)
  • Apr 16 Margot Adler, American journalist, born in Little Rock, AK (d. 2014)
  • Apr 17 Clare Francis, yachtswoman/novelist (Come Hell or High Water)
  • Apr 17 Henry Kelly, British broadcaster
  • Apr 17 J R Baines, professor (Egyptologist)
  • Apr 18 Alexander "Skip" Spence, Canada, guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha)
  • Apr 18 Harvey Kagan, American rocker (Sir Douglas Quintet)
  • Apr 18 Hayley Mills, actress (Parent Trap, Pollyanna), born in London, England
  • Apr 18 Lenny Baker, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • Apr 19 Leon Wessels, South African lawyer/underminister of Law & Order
  • Apr 19 Tim Curry, Cheshire England, actor (Rocky Horror Show)
  • Apr 19 Viktor Viktorovich Zabolotsky, Russia, cosmonaut (BST-02)
  • Apr 19 Mary Jo Slater, American casting director
  • Apr 20 Julien Poulin, French Canadian actor
  • Apr 20 Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver (d. 1982)
  • Apr 21 S Venkataraghavan, cricket (Indian off-spinner, Test ump, ICC referee)
  • Apr 22 Archy Kirkwood, MP (L-D)
  • Apr 22 Dectuplets, Bacacay Brazil, 8 males & 2 females
  • Apr 22 John Waters, director (Hairspray)
  • Apr 22 Louise Harel, Quebec politician
  • Apr 22 Nicole Garcia, French actress and director
  • Apr 24 Bruce Stuart Saylor, composer
  • Apr 24 Dick Rivers, French singer and actor
  • Apr 25 Digby Fairweather, jazz trumpeter
  • Apr 25 Peter Sutherland, CEO (Allied Irish Banks)
  • Apr 25 Talia Shire, [Coppola], Lake Success NY, actress (Adrienne-Rocky)
  • Apr 25 Vladimir Zhirinovsky, [Edelstein], Russian nationalist/anti-semite
  • Apr 27 John Maclean, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1978-79)
  • Apr 28 Ginette Reno, French Canadian singer, songwriter and actress
  • Apr 29 Franc Roddam, director (K2, Bride, Aria, Quadrophenia)
  • Apr 30 Donald Schollander, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-64), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Apr 30 Karl XVI Gustav F H, King of Sweden (1973- )
  • Apr 30 Bill Plympton, American animator
  • May 1 Bruce Robinson, actor (Story of Adele H)
  • May 1 Jerry Weiss, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • May 1 Joanna Lumley, Kashmir India, actress (Abs Fab, OHM's Secret Service)
  • May 1 Nick Fortune, [Nicholas Fortuna], rock bassist (Buckinghams Chicago)
  • May 1 Valentin Muratov, USSR, floor exercise gymnist (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • May 1 John Woo, Hong Kong director
  • May 2 Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • May 2 David Suchet, English actor
  • May 3 Greg Gumbel, sportscaster (CBS TV, WFAN)
  • May 3 Norm Chow, American football coach
  • May 4 Renee Powell, LPGA golfer
  • May 4 John Watson, Northern Irish racecar driver
  • May 5 Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Lie, Conformist, 1900)
  • May 6 Jim Ramstad, (Rep-R-Minnesota)
  • May 6 Susan Brown, actress (Gail Baldwin-General Hospital)
  • May 7 Bill Danoff, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 7 Bill Kreutzmann, Palo Alto CA, American rock drummer (Grateful Dead)
  • May 7 Richard L Brodsky, US lawyer/NY State Assemblyman (D) (1983- )
  • May 7 Brian Turner, English celebrity chef
  • May 8 André Boulerice, Quebec politician
  • May 9 Candice Bergen, Beverly Hills, actress (Carnal Knowledge, Murphy Brown)
  • May 10 Graham Gouldman, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today), born in Manchester, England
  • May 10 Maureen Lipman, actress (Educating Rita, Wonderworks)
  • May 10 Dave Mason, Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree)
  • May 10 Donovan, Scottish musician
  • May 11 Plume Latraverse, Quebec singer and musician
  • May 12 Leonard Baichan, cricketer (WI opener, 103 v Pakistan on debut 1975)
  • May 12 L. Neil Smith, American science fiction author
  • May 13 Danny Klein, rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • May 13 Tim Pigott-Smith, actor (Sweet William, Jewel in Crown)

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