1946 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 277

  • May 13 Sarwate & Banerjee add 249 for 10th wkt for Indians v Surrey
  • May 13 US sentences 58 camp guards of Mauthausen concentration camp to death

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May 13 Winston Churchill welcomed in Rotterdam

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • May 14 Paul Hindemith's "For Those We Love" premieres
  • May 17 KVP Labor/Communists win 1st post-WW2 Dutch parliamentary elections
  • May 17 US President Harry Truman seizes control of nation's railroads to delay a strike
  • May 19 Dutch Cooperation for Sexual Reform (NVSH) forms in Amsterdam
  • May 21 Physicist Louis Slotin is exposed to a lethal dose of radiation while preparing a plutonium core experiment at the Los Alamos lab, he dies 9 days later and the accident ends all hands-on nuclear assembly work at Los Alamos
  • May 22 Yankees turn triple-play & defeat Tigers 5-3
  • May 22 First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico
  • May 24 Bill Dickey replaces Joe McCarthy as Yankee manager
  • May 25 Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day); Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan
  • May 26 Klement Gottwald becomes premier of Czechoslovakia
  • May 26 Patent filed in US for H-Bomb
  • May 28 1st night game at Yankee stadium (Senators 2, Yanks 1)

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May 28 Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • May 29 KVP wins Provincial National election in Netherlands
  • May 30 United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY) 42 die
  • 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 in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 5 Eric de Noorman, a Dutch comic strip by Hans G. Kresse, is launched
  • Jun 6 Henry Morgan is 1st to take off shirt on TV
  • 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
Sukarno
  • 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 Federal judge in Seattle rules that 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

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Jul 1 The last White Rajah, Charles Vyner Brooke cedes Sarawak to the British Crown

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • Jul 1 US drops atom bomb on Bikini atoll (4th atomic explosion)
  • Jul 2 Dutch Beel government forms
  • Jul 2 Harbor workers end strike at Rotterdam & Amsterdam
  • Jul 3 1st Dutch government of Beel forms
  • Jul 3 The Cape Passive Resistance Council is formed at a mass meeting in Cape Town, attended by 1,500 people
  • Jul 4 Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland, 42 die
  • Jul 4 Philippines gains independence from US
  • Jul 4 President Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand in Manila
  • Jul 5 Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show
  • Jul 7 Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini canonized as 1st American saint
  • Jul 10 Belgian government of Acker resigns
  • Jul 11 Kingman Douglass ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Jul 12 Benjamin Britten's "Rape of Lucretia" premieres in Glyndebourne

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Jul 14 Dr Benjamin Spock's "Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care" published

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock
  • Jul 14 Mass murder of Jews in Kielce, Poland
  • Jul 15 British North Borneo Company transfers its rights to modern day Sabah to the British Crown
  • Jul 16 Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in SF history)
  • Jul 16 US court martial sentences 46 members of the SS to death (Battle of Bulge crimes) in Dachau
  • Jul 21 Jesus T Pinerol becomes 1st native born Puerto Rican governor
  • Jul 22 Militant Zionist organisation Irgun bombs the British administrative headquarters for Palestine in the southern wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people of various nationalities and injuring 46.

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Jul 23 Menachem Begin's Zionist militant group Irgun bombs the King David Hotel, the then British administrative headquarters for Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Jul 24 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
  • Jul 25 US detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini (5th atomic explosion)
  • Jul 26 Aloha Airlines began service from Honolulu International Airport
  • Jul 30 1st rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, NM

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Aug 1 US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Aug 3 Belgian government of Huysmans forms
  • Aug 4 An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
  • Aug 6 US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court

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Aug 7 1st US commemorative coin of an African American, Booker T. Washington (half dollar)

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • Aug 8 India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles
  • Aug 8 First flight of the Convair B-36.
  • Aug 13 Britain diverts illegal emmigrants bound for Palestine to Cyprus
  • Aug 16 Direct Action Day: Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless

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Aug 17 George Orwell publishes "Animal Farm" in the United Kingdom

  • Aug 23 Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Sep 1 Greece votes for monarchy
  • Sep 2 Johnny Neun replaces Bill Dickey as Yankee manager

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Sep 2 Jawaharlal Nehru forms government in India

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Sep 6 Terence Rattigan's "The Winslow Boy" premieres in London
  • Sep 8 Bill Kennedy of Rocky Mount (CPL) strikes out minors record 456
  • Sep 8 Bulgaria ends monarchy
  • Sep 11 1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation
  • Sep 12 Court martial convicts Henry de Man to 20 years, in Brussels
  • Sep 20 Churchill argues for a 'United States of Europe'
  • Sep 21 Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay
  • Sep 22 Canadian woman Evelyn Dick charged with butchering her husband in Hamilton, Ontario

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 337

  • Apr 18 Harvey Kagan, American rocker (Sir Douglas Quintet)
  • Apr 18 Lenny Baker, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • Apr 19 Leon Wessels, South African lawyer/underminister of Law & Order
  • Apr 19 Viktor Viktorovich Zabolotsky, Russian cosmonaut (BST-02)
  • Apr 19 Mary Jo Slater, American casting director
  • Apr 22 Archy Kirkwood, MP (L-D)
  • Apr 22 Dectuplets, Bacacay Brazil, 8 males & 2 females
  • Apr 22 John Waters, director (Hairspray)
  • Apr 22 Louise Harel, Quebec politician
  • Apr 25 Peter Sutherland, CEO (Allied Irish Banks)
  • Apr 25 Vladimir Zhirinovsky, [Edelstein], Russian nationalist/anti-semite
  • Apr 29 Franc Roddam, director (K2, Bride, Aria, Quadrophenia)
  • Apr 30 Karl XVI Gustav F H, King of Sweden (1973- )
  • Apr 30 Bill Plympton, American animator
  • May 1 Jerry Weiss, American rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • May 1 John Woo, Hong Kong director
  • May 6 Jim Ramstad, (Rep-R-Minnesota)
  • May 7 Richard L Brodsky, US lawyer/NY State Assemblyman (D) (1983- )
  • May 7 Brian Turner, English celebrity chef
  • May 8 André Boulerice, Quebec politician
  • May 11 Robert Jarvik, American scientist and researcher (developed the Jarvik-7 artificial heart), born in Midland, Michigan
  • May 12 L. Neil Smith, American sci-fi author
  • May 16 Jessi B Wilson, Mississippi, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • May 16 Roger Earl, rocker (Foghat)
  • May 17 F. Paul Wilson, American novelist
  • May 18 George Alexander, rocker
  • May 18 Frank Hsieh, former Premier of Taiwan
  • May 19 Claude Lelièvre, Belgian commissioner for children's rights
  • May 23 H. Paul Shuch, American SETI scientist
  • May 24 Jeremy Treglown, English scholar/editor (TLS)
  • May 25 Janet E[llen] Morris, American sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus)
  • May 25 Tommy Cecil, Irish ferryman, born Rathlin Island, County Antrim (d. 1997)
  • May 25 David A. Hargrave, RPG designer
  • May 26 Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian Rhythmic gymnas and coach.
  • May 28 Satchidanandan, Indian poet
  • May 29 Fernando Buesa, Basque politician (d. 2000)
  • May 30 Candy Lightner, American political activist/founder (MADD), born in Pasadena, California
  • May 31 Ted Baehr, American media critic
  • 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 5 Fuzzy Fuscaldo, rocker (Capt Beefheart)
  • Jun 5 Michael Monarch, rocker (Steppenwolf)
  • Jun 6 Chelsea Brown, comedienne (Laugh-in, Matt Lincoln), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Jun 6 Lasse Hallstrom, director (Once Around, My Life as a Dog, ABBA)
  • Jun 7 Jenny Jones, [Janina Stronski], Canadian comedienne (Jenny Jones Show)
  • Jun 8 Elizabeth A Lynn, American 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, American 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 (Labour)
  • 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, American 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
  • Jul 2 Richard Axel, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 3 Michael Shea, American sci-fi author (Fat Face, Polyphemus), (d. 2014)
  • Jul 4 Michael Milken, partner (Intl Capital Access Group), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 4 Ron Kovic, disabled vietnam vet (Born on 4th of July)
  • Jul 5 Pierre-Marc Johnson, Québécois lawyer, physician and politician
  • Jul 5 Paul Smith, British fashion designer
  • Jul 5 Gerardus 't Hooft, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laurete

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Jul 6 George W. Bush Jr, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-TX), born in New Haven, Connecticut

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • Jul 6 Jamie Wyeth, Penn, artist (An American Vision-Boston)
  • Jul 6 Peter Singer, Australian philosopher
  • Jul 8 Cynthia Gregory, LA, ballerina (NY Ballet Co)
  • Jul 9 Joe Micelli, American rocker, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Jul 11 Edward J Markey, (Rep-D-MA, 1976- )
  • Jul 11 Cuthbert Johnson, Benedictine abbot.
  • Jul 14 Maureen O'Connor, Mayor (San Diego)
  • Jul 15 Hassabal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah, sultan of Brunei
  • Jul 16 Barbara Lee, American politician
  • Jul 18 Tim Lynch, rocker (Flaming Groovies)
  • Jul 21 Barry "Bean" Whitwam, rocker

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Jul 21 Ken Starr, American lawyer who Investigated Bill Clinton (Starr Report), born in Vernon, Texas

Lawyer Who Investigated Bill Clinton Ken Starr
Lawyer Who Investigated Bill Clinton
Ken Starr
  • Jul 22 Paul Schrader, director (Blue Collar) and writer (Taxi Driver), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Jul 25 John Gibson, American media host
  • Jul 26 Anne Wright, Vice-Chancellor (Sunderland U)
  • Jul 27 Toktar Ongarbajewitch Aubakirov, Kazakhstan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
  • Jul 28 Douglas H Bosco, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )

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Divorces in History


Deaths in History