Historical Events in December 1946

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Dec 1 Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 3 12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB)
  • Dec 3 US government asks UN to order dictator Franco out of Spain

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Dec 5 US President Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Dec 7 Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119
  • Dec 8 US Army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight

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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

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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

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Dec 12 UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • Dec 13 Leon Blum elected French premier
  • Dec 14 "Three to Make Ready" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 performances
  • Dec 14 Togo made a trusteeship territory of UN
  • Dec 14 UN General Assembly votes to establish UN HQs in NYC
  • Dec 15 Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 24-14 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 15 Giants Filchock & Hapes suspended by NFL, didn't report bribe attempt

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Dec 16 French fashion designer Christian Dior and his backer Marcel Boussac found fashion house Christian Dior

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Dec 16 1947 NFL Draft: Bob Fenimore from University of Oklahoma A&M first pick by Chicago Bears
  • Dec 16 Thailand joins the United Nations
  • Dec 17 Bradman & Barnes complete 405 run 5th wkt stand, score 234 ea
  • Dec 17 US V-2 rocket reaches 183 km, White Sands Proving Grounds, NM
  • Dec 18 TV's 1st network dramatic serial "Faraway Hill" ends 2 month run in US
  • Dec 19 Noel Cowards musical "Pacific 1860" premieres in London

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Dec 19 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • Dec 20 Darius Milhaud's 2nd Symphony, premieres

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 20 Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" starring James Stewart and Donna Reed premieres in New York

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
Actor Jimmy Stewart
Actor
Jimmy Stewart
  • Dec 21 "If the Shoe Fits" closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • Dec 21 Earthquake in South Japan, kills 1,086
  • Dec 21 Morton Gould's "Minstrel Show" premieres in Indianapolis
  • Dec 22 "Bal Negre" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • Dec 22 Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-9 in AAFC championship game
  • Dec 23 Belgian Council of State forms
  • Dec 23 Highest ridership in NYC subway history (8.8 million passengers)
  • Dec 23 University of Tennessee refuses to play Duquesne University as they suggested they may use a black player in their basketball game
  • Dec 24 US General MacNarney gives 800,000 "minor nazis" amnesty
  • Dec 24 French Fourth Republic is founded
  • Dec 25 Constitution accepted in Taiwan
  • Dec 26 "Beggar's Holiday" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 111 performances
  • Dec 26 "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" opens at Century Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • Dec 26 35th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Melbourne (5-0)
  • Dec 26 Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens (start of an era)
  • Dec 31 French troops leave Lebanon
  • Dec 31 US President Harry Truman officially proclaims end of WW II