Historical Events in February 1946

  • Feb 1 Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zoltán Tildy as its communist president
  • Feb 1 Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, becomes 1st Sectary General of the United Nations
  • Feb 2 "Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Feb 2 The Proclamation of Hungarian Republic is made.
  • Feb 4 Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 5 The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
  • Feb 6 "Lute Song" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 142 performances
  • Feb 7 Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC (Fair Employment Practices Committee) bill
  • Feb 8 Béla Bartók's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Philadelphia, PA, US
  • Feb 8 Premier Salazar of Portugal forbids opposition parties
  • Feb 9 Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 10 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States

  • Feb 11 World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 116 of 156 captured U-boats
  • Feb 13 "The Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Feb 16 "The Duchess Misbehaves" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Feb 16 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct
  • Feb 17 Humanistic Covenant forms in Amsterdam
  • Feb 19 Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
  • Feb 21 Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 24 General Juan Perón first elected President of Argentina

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Feb 26 2 killed & 10 wounded in race riot in Columbia Tenn
  • Feb 27 4th "Road" film "Road to Utopia" premieres (NYC)