What Happened in 1946 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 435

  • Sep 12 Court martial convicts Henry de Man to 20 years, in Brussels
  • Sep 13 Boston Red Sox clinch AL pennant
  • Sep 15 Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0 in 5 inns, games called because of gnats
  • Sep 17 "Gypsy Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • Sep 17 "If the Shoe Fits" opens at Century Theater NYC for 20 performances

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 18 Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Sep 20 Churchill argues for a 'United States of Europe'
  • Sep 21 Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay
  • Sep 22 Evelyn Dick charged with butchering husband
  • Sep 24 Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs
  • Sep 26 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993
  • Sep 27 King George II of Greece returns from exile
  • Sep 28 Greek king George II back in Athens
  • Sep 29 "Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio
  • Sep 29 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers)
  • Sep 29 Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 secs
  • Sep 29 Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play 1st NFL game in LA
  • Sep 29 NPS, Nationale Party Suriname, forms
  • Sep 30 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 Joachim von Ribbentrop & Hermann Goering sentenced to death by Nuremberg trial

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

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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 18 Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony premieres

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • Oct 20 Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
  • Oct 22 2 British ships sink near Albania
  • Oct 23 UN General Assembly 2nd session convenes (1st NYC-Flushing Meadows)
  • Oct 24 Netherlands & Indonesia sign cease fire
  • Oct 24 A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • Oct 25 1st trial against nazi war criminals (Nuremberg)
  • Oct 27 Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%)
  • Oct 28 German rocket engineers begin work in USSR
  • Nov 1 Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
  • Nov 1 Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck's right foot is amputated
  • Nov 1 Marken soccer team forms
  • Nov 1 NY Knicks 1st basketball game beat Toronto Huskies 68-66
  • Nov 1 WABC becomes WCBS radio in NYC
  • Nov 1 WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (NYC)
  • Nov 1 West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created
  • Nov 1 Karol Wojtyla is ordained to Catholic priesthood
  • Nov 3 Emperor Hirohito proclaims new Japanese constitution
  • Nov 4 "Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Nov 4 UN Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization formed

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 5 John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) elected to US House of Representatives

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Nov 7 "Bal Negre" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 54 performances

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Nov 8 Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 US President Harry Truman ends wage/price freeze

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Nov 10 Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election
  • Nov 11 NY Knicks' 1st game at Madison Sq Garden loses 78-68 to Chic Stags
  • Nov 12 1st "autobank" (banking by car) forms (Chicago)
  • Nov 12 Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released
  • Nov 12 A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.
  • Nov 13 First artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 13 Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Nov 14 Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11
  • Nov 15 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Nov 19 Bradman scores 119 South Australia v Victoria, 183 mins, 8 fours
  • Nov 20 Lillian Hellman's "Another Part of the Forest" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 21 Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria
  • Nov 21 Harry Truman becomes 1st US president to travel in a submerged sub
  • Nov 21 "Best Years of Our Lives", directed by William Wyler and starring Fredric March and Dana Andrew premieres in New York (Best Picture 1947)
  • Nov 23 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • Nov 23 34th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 28-6
  • Nov 23 French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000
  • Nov 23 The Workers Party of South Korea is founded.
  • Nov 27 English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2
  • Nov 28 French Fouth Republic government led by Georges Bidault resigns
  • Nov 28 Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert to death sentenced
  • Nov 29 Minister Drees begins emergency rule of old age facilities
  • Nov 30 Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket v England at the Gabba
  • Dec 1 Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)
  • Dec 3 12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB)
  • Dec 3 US government asks UN to order dictator Franco out of Spain
  • Dec 5 US President Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808
  • Dec 7 Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119
  • Dec 8 US Army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 10 German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 11 Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • Dec 11 Spain suspended from UN
  • Dec 11 UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
  • Dec 12 Ice plant collapses, shearing a tenement building & burying 38
  • Dec 12 Tide detergent introduced

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 870

  • May 14 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer
  • May 14 Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits-Kinda Hush)
  • May 14 Robert Jarvik, surgeon/inventor (Jarvik 7 artificial heart)
  • May 16 Robert Fripp, guitarist (King Crimson)
  • May 16 Jessi B Wilson, Mississippi, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • May 16 Roger Earl, rocker (Foghat)
  • May 17 Sinaida Turchina, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • May 17 Udo Lindenberg, German musician
  • May 17 F. Paul Wilson, American novelist
  • May 18 George Alexander, rocker

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 18 Reggie Jackson, American baseball right fielder (NY Yankees, Athletics) nicknamed "Mr. October" for his clutch hitting in the postseason, born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • May 18 Frank Hsieh, former Premier of Taiwan
  • May 18 Andreas Katsulas, American actor (d. 2006)
  • May 19 Diedre Lenihan, actress (Wendy-Needles & Pins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 19 Mary Bryan, LPGA golfer
  • May 19 Michele Placido, Foggia Italy, actor (La Lupa, Poliziotti)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 19 André the Giant, French professional wrestler, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1993)

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • May 19 Claude Lelièvre, Belgian commissioner for children's rights
  • May 20 Bakhaavaa Buidaa, Mongolia, wrestler (Oly-silver-1972) disqualified

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 20 Cher [Cherilyn Sarkisian], American singer and actress (I Got You Babe, Jack Lalane, Mask), born in El Centro, California

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
  • May 20 Craig Patrick, NHL coach
  • May 20 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, SF Giants and Chicago Cubs), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • May 21 David Hill, Australian TV-reporter/owner (Fox Sports)
  • May 21 Ronald Bear, actor/director (Make-up), born in Havana, Cuba
  • May 22 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), born in Belfast
  • May 22 Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager (Everton), born in Ryton, County Durham (d. 2015)
  • May 23 Tom Dorris, horse trainer
  • May 23 Danny Klein, American rocker (J. Geils band), born in New York City
  • May 23 Frederik de Groot, Dutch actor
  • May 23 H. Paul Shuch, American SETI scientist
  • May 24 Irina Kirszenstein Szewinska, Lenningrad, long jumper (Oly-bron-1972)
  • May 24 Jeremy Treglown, English scholar/editor (TLS)
  • May 24 Steve Upton, rock drummer (Wishbone Ash-There's the Rub, Locked In)
  • May 25 Irnema Szewinski Kirszenstein, Poland, 200m runner (1968 Olym Gold)
  • May 25 Janet E[llen] Morris, US, sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus)
  • May 25 Tommy Cecil, Irish ferryman, born Rathlin Island, County Antrim (d. 1997)
  • May 25 David A. Hargrave, RPG designer
  • May 26 Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian Rhythmic gymnas and coach.
  • May 26 Mick Ronson, English musician (d. 1993)
  • May 27 Lewis Collins, English actor, (d. 2013)
  • May 27 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish musician (d. 2005)
  • May 28 Madeleine Le Roux, Wyoming, Broadway actress (Cry Uncle)
  • May 28 Satchidanandan, Indian poet
  • May 28 Skip Jutze, American baseball player
  • May 29 Robin Johnson, actress (Times Square), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 29 Fernando Buesa, Basque politician (d. 2000)
  • May 30 Candy Lightner, political activist/founder (MADD)
  • May 31 Debbie Moore, founder/CEO (Pineapple Dance Studios)
  • May 31 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director (Marriage of Maria Braum)
  • May 31 Steve Bucknor, cricketer (West Indian Test umpire, FIFA referee)
  • May 31 Ted Baehr, American media critic
  • Jun 1 Brian Cox, Scottish actor (Troy, Jason Bourne films), born in Dundee
  • Jun 1 Carol Neblett, Modesto California, soprano (NYC Opera)
  • Jun 2 Roger Freed, baseball player
  • Jun 2 Peter Sutcliffe, English murderer "The Yorkshire Ripper"
  • Jun 3 Anita Pollack, MEP (Labour)
  • Jun 3 Earl of Cromer, managing director (Inchcape (China) Ltd)
  • Jun 3 Eddie Holman, American singer (Hey There Lonely Girl), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Jun 3 Ian Hunter, England, rocker (Mott the Hoople-All the Young Dudes)
  • Jun 3 Tristan Rogers, Australia, actor (Robert Scorpio-General Hospital)
  • Jun 3 Penelope Wilton [Penelope Alice], Scarborough, North Yorkshire, English actress (Cry Freedom, Norman Conquests)
  • Jun 4 Bettina Gregory, correspondent/journalist (ABC-TV)
  • Jun 5 Fred Stone, rock guitarist (Sly & Family Stone-Stand)
  • Jun 5 Fuzzy Fuscaldo, rocker (Capt Beefheart)
  • Jun 5 Gillian Hills, Cairo Egypt, actress (Blow-up, Clockwork Orange)
  • Jun 5 Michael Monarch, rocker (Steppenwolf)
  • Jun 5 Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Afredo, Key)
  • Jun 6 Chelsea Brown, comedienne (Laugh-in, Matt Lincoln), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 6 Lasse Hallstrom, director (Once Around, My Life as a Dog, ABBA)
  • Jun 7 Jenny Jones, [Janina Stronski], Canada, comedienne (Jenny Jones Show)
  • Jun 7 Terry Gale, Wyalkatchem WA, Australian golfer
  • Jun 8 Elizabeth A Lynn, US, sci-fi author (Watchtower, Red Hawk)
  • Jun 8 Richie Robinson, cricketer (Victorian keeper, Australian batsman 1977)
  • Jun 9 Peter Kilfoyle, British MP
  • Jun 10 Mensje F van Keulen-van der Steen, Dutch writer (Bleeker's Summer)
  • Jun 11 Jenny Pittman, horse trainer
  • Jun 11 Michael Wilkes, commander (UK Field Army)
  • Jun 12 Harry Glasper, English writer
  • Jun 12 John Steinbeck IV, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck, born in New York City

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 14 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
  • Jun 14 Ralph McAllister Ingersol II, newspaper publisher, born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 15 Janet Lennon, vocalist (Lennon Sisters)
  • Jun 15 Judy Pace, actress (Young Lawyers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 15 Ken Henderson, baseball player
  • Jun 15 Roger Tolchard, cricketer (Engl keeper played Tests as a batsman 1977)
  • Jun 15 Noddy Holder, Walsall United Kingdom, rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade- Cum On Feel The Noize)
  • Jun 15 Demis Roussos, Greek singer, born in Alexandria Egypt
  • Jun 16 Neil MacGregor, director (British National Gallery)
  • Jun 16 Simon Williams, US, actor (Fiendish plot of dr Fu Manchu)
  • Jun 16 Jodi Rell, American politician, governor of Connecticut
  • Jun 17 Marcy Kaptur, (Rep-D-HA, 1983- )
  • Jun 17 Peter Rosei, Austrian writer
  • Jun 18 Russell Ash, British author
  • Jun 18 Fabio Capello, Italian football coach
  • Jun 18 Bruiser Brody [Frank Goodish], professional wrestler (d. 1988)
  • Jun 20 Andre Watts, Nuremberg Germany, concert pianist (Oberon)
  • Jun 20 Birgitte Eva Henriksen, Duchess of Gloucester, born in Odense, Denmark
  • Jun 20 Bob Vila, television presenter
  • Jun 20 Xanana Gusmão, President of East Timor
  • Jun 21 Brenda Holloway, US singer/songwriter (When I'm Gone)

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