June 1946 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and politician convicted of war crimes, is executed.
  • Jun 2 Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy (National Day)
  • Jun 3 1st bikini bathing suit displayed (Paris)
  • Jun 3 International Military Tribunal opens in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals
  • Jun 4 Largest solar prominence (300,000 mi/500,000 km) observed
  • Jun 5 Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 (Chicago, Ill)
  • Jun 6 Henry Morgan is 1st to take off shirt on TV
  • Jun 6 Martin Kresses begins publishing "Eric the Viking" comic strip
  • Jun 7 Pirates players vote 20-16 to walkout rather than play the Giants
  • Jun 7 US Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel

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Jun 8 Sukarno calls for anti colonial defiance in Indonesia

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Jun 9 19 guests at Canfield Hotel die in fire (Dubuque, Iowa)
  • Jun 9 66,545 fans help Yanks break million attendance mark, the earliest

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Jun 9 Bhumibol Adulyadej becomes King of Thailand after the death of his brother King Ananda Mahidol

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • Jun 9 NY Giant Mel Ott is 1st mgr ejected from both games of a doubleheader
  • Jun 10 Italian Republic established
  • Jun 10 Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, ends term as 1st director of CIA. Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, becomes 2nd director of CIA
  • Jun 13 1st transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, California-Maryland
  • Jun 13 King Umberto II of Italy abdicates
  • Jun 14 Canadian Library Association established
  • 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.
  • 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

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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 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

Birthdays in History

  • 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 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 8 Elizabeth A Lynn, US, sci-fi author (Watchtower, Red Hawk)
  • Jun 9 Peter Kilfoyle, British MP
  • Jun 10 Mensje F van Keulen-van der Steen, Dutch writer (Bleeker's Summer)
  • 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
  • Jun 14 Ralph McAllister Ingersol II, newspaper publisher, born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 16 Neil MacGregor, director (British National Gallery)
  • 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 20 Birgitte Eva Henriksen, Duchess of Gloucester, born in Odense, Denmark
  • Jun 20 Xanana Gusmão, President of East Timor
  • Jun 21 Kate Hoey, British MP (Lab)
  • Jun 21 Malcolm Rifkind, British QC MP (Sect of State for Defense)
  • Jun 21 Maurice Saatchi, English advertising CEO (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • Jun 23 Russ Thacker, producer (Golden Seal), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 24 Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast (STS 51C, 51L-Chal disaster)
  • Jun 24 Robert Reich, US Sec of Labor (Clinton)
  • Jun 24 David Collenette, Canadian politician
  • Jun 25 Roméo Dallaire, Canadian senator
  • Jun 27 Sally Priesand, 1st us woman rabbi
  • Jun 28 John "Mike" Lounge, astr (STS 51-I, STS 26, STS 35), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jun 28 Robert L Asprin, US, sci-fi writer (Thieves World, Cold Cash War)
  • Jun 28 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician.
  • Jun 29 Egon von Furstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (d. 2004)
  • Jun 29 Ernesto Pérez Balladares, Panamanian politician

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Ion Antonescu, fascist premier/dictator of Romania, executed
  • Jun 3 Michail I Kalinin, Pres (Supreme Soviet), dies at 60

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Jun 6 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), dies at 83

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Jun 9 Rama VIII, king of Siam (1935-46), dies at 21
  • Jun 10 Ananda Mahidol, king of Siam, shot dead at 20
  • Jun 12 Count Hisaichi Terauchi, Japanese fieldmarshal, dies
  • Jun 13 Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71
  • Jun 14 John Logie Baird, Scottish television pioneer (b. 1888)
  • Jun 16 Ludwig Winder, writer, dies
  • Jun 24 Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)
  • Jun 26 Max Kögel, SS officer (b. 1895)
  • Jun 26 Yosuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (b. 1880)
  • Jun 28 Eduard Veterman, Dutch painter/playwright, dies in an auto accident