October 1946 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 12 Nazi war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
  • Oct 1 Bob Feller 348th strikeout of season
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 16 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 4 Chuck Hagel, American politician
  • Oct 5 Zahida Hina, Pakistani columnist
  • Oct 6 Eddie Villanueva, JIL Spiritual Director, Owner of ZOE Broadcasting Network
  • Oct 6 Lloyd Doggett, American politician
  • Oct 7 Pengiran Anak Saleha, Queen of Brunei
  • Oct 8 Jean-Jacques Beineix, director (Betty Blue, Diva)
  • Oct 8 Dennis Kucinich, American politician
  • Oct 10 Franco Malerba, astronaut (STS 46), born in Genoa, Italy
  • Oct 10 Mildred Grieveson (aka: Anne Mather, Caroline Fleming, Cardine Fleming), English writer
  • Oct 10 Naoto Kan, Japanese politician
  • Oct 11 Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer
  • Oct 13 Edwina Currie, British politician
  • Oct 14 Craig Venter, American biologist
  • Oct 15 Stewart Stevenson, Scottish politician
  • Oct 17 Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British stage producer
  • Oct 17 Adam Michnik, Polish activist
  • Oct 17 Drusilla Modjeska, Australian writer and editor
  • Oct 19 Philip Pullman, English writer
  • Oct 20 Elfriede Jelinek, writer
  • Oct 22 Richard Loncraine, director (Missionary, Deep Cover, Bellman & True)
  • Oct 22 Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon
  • Oct 23 Mel Martinez, American politician
  • Oct 27 Leslie Byrne, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • Oct 27 Steven R Nail, Canton Ill, USAF/astr (STS 51-G, 61-A, 37, 55)
  • Oct 27 Terry J Hart, astronaut (STS 41C), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 28 John Hewson, Australian politician
  • Oct 29 Strinivasa Moodley, South African anti-apartheid activist
  • Oct 30 Robert L "Hoot" Gibson, Cooperstown NY, USN/ast (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 12 Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 15 Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshal, poisons himself in prison at 53

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Oct 16 Alfred G Jodl, Col-Gen/German staff chief weather authority, hanged
  • Oct 16 Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
  • Oct 16 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s), hanged at 54
  • Oct 16 Fritz Sauckel, German war criminal, hanged
  • Oct 16 Hans Frank, former Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged

BattleExecution

Oct 16 Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister and war criminal, hanged at 53

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • Oct 16 Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged
  • Oct 16 Wilhelm Keitel, German fieldmarshal, hanged
  • Oct 29 John S Curry, US painter (Baptism in Kansas), dies