February 1946 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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 7 Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC (Fair Employment Practices Committee) bill
  • 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 16 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct
  • Feb 17 Humanistic Covenant forms in Amsterdam
  • 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)

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Alpha Oumar Konaré, ex-president of Mali
  • Feb 6 Jim Turner, American politician
  • Feb 9 M J H Sterling, Vice-Chancellor (Brunel University)
  • Feb 9 Séan Neeson, Northern Irish politician
  • Feb 9 Jim Webb, United States Senator from Virginia
  • Feb 11 M C Walker, CEO (Iceland Frozen Foods)
  • Feb 11 Timothy Chambers, pediatrician
  • Feb 12 Ever Meulen, [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch designer (children stamps 1992)
  • Feb 14 David Green, English TV/video producer
  • Feb 14 Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
  • Feb 15 Clare Short, British MP
  • Feb 15 John Greenway, British MP
  • Feb 15 Esko Seppänen, Finnish politician
  • Feb 16 J R Farndon, British consultant surgeon
  • Feb 18 Michael Buerk, British newsreader
  • Feb 19 Peter Hudson, Australian rules footballer
  • Feb 20 Mieke H A Boers-Wijnberg, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Feb 21 Tricia Nixon Cox, Richard Milhaus' daughter (or 0202)
  • Feb 21 Vito Rizzuto, Sicilian-born alleged mafia boss
  • Feb 24 Anthony Mayer, chief executive (Housing Corporation)
  • Feb 24 Michael Radford, director (1984, White Mischief)
  • Feb 24 Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
  • Feb 25 F Xaver Kroetz, writer
  • Feb 25 Jean Todt, French executive director of Scuderia Ferrari
  • Feb 26 Phyllis Eisenstein, American sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile)
  • Feb 26 Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist, Nobel laureate (1999), born in Damanhur, Egypt (d. 2016)
  • Feb 28 Robin Cook, British politician (d. 2005)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Hans Bethge, German poet, dies at 70
  • Feb 4 Margarete Boie, writer, dies
  • Feb 21 José Streel, Belgian World War II collaborator (b. 1911)
  • Feb 23 Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (hanged) (b. 1885)