1946 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 280 of 280

  • Sep 21 Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay
  • Sep 22 Evelyn Dick charged with butchering husband
  • Sep 26 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993
  • Sep 27 King George II of Greece returns from exile
  • Sep 28 Greek king George II back in Athens
  • Sep 29 Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 secs
  • Sep 29 NPS, Nationale Party Suriname, forms
  • Sep 30 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 Joachim von Ribbentrop & Hermann Goering sentenced to death by Nuremberg trial

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 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
  • Nov 1 Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
  • Nov 1 West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created
  • Nov 1 Karol Wojtyla is ordained to Catholic priesthood
  • Nov 3 Emperor Hirohito proclaims new Japanese constitution
  • Nov 4 United Nations Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) formed

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 5 John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) elected to US House of Representatives

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 8 Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 US President Harry Truman ends wage/price freeze

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Nov 10 Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election
  • Nov 12 1st "autobank" (banking by car) forms (Chicago)
  • Nov 12 Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released
  • Nov 12 A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.
  • Nov 13 First artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA
  • Nov 14 Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11
  • Nov 15 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley
  • Nov 20 Lillian Hellman's "Another Part of the Forest" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 21 Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria
  • Nov 21 Harry Truman becomes 1st US president to travel in a submerged sub
  • Nov 23 French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000
  • Nov 23 The Workers Party of South Korea is founded.
  • Nov 28 French Fouth Republic government led by Georges Bidault resigns
  • Nov 28 Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert sentenced to death
  • Nov 29 Minister Drees begins emergency rule of old age facilities
  • Dec 3 US government asks UN to order dictator Franco out of Spain
  • Dec 5 US President Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808
  • Dec 7 Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119
  • Dec 8 US Army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 10 German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • Dec 11 Spain suspended from UN
  • Dec 11 UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
  • Dec 12 Ice plant collapses, shearing a tenement building & burying 38
  • Dec 12 'Tide' detergent introduced

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 12 UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • Dec 13 Leon Blum elected French premier
  • Dec 14 Togo made a trusteeship territory of UN
  • Dec 14 UN General Assembly votes to establish UN HQs in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 French fashion designer Christian Dior and his backer Marcel Boussac found fashion house Christian Dior

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Dec 16 Thailand joins the United Nations
  • Dec 17 US V-2 rocket reaches 183 km, White Sands Proving Grounds, NM
  • Dec 18 TV's 1st network dramatic serial "Faraway Hill" ends 2 month run in US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • Dec 21 Earthquake in South Japan, kills 1,086
  • Dec 21 Morton Gould's "Minstrel Show" premieres in Indianapolis
  • Dec 23 Belgian Council of State forms
  • Dec 23 Highest ridership in NYC subway history (8.8 million passengers)
  • Dec 23 University of Tennessee refuses to play Duquesne University as they suggested they may use a black player in their basketball game
  • Dec 24 US General MacNarney gives 800,000 "minor nazis" amnesty
  • Dec 24 French Fourth Republic is founded
  • Dec 25 Constitution accepted in Taiwan
  • Dec 26 Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens (start of an era)
  • Dec 31 French troops leave Lebanon
  • Dec 31 US President Harry Truman officially proclaims end of WW II

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 290 of 290

  • Sep 1 Roh Moo-Hyun, President of South Korea
  • Sep 3 Peter Morris, historian of France
  • Sep 6 Bryan D O'Connor, Orange Cal, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 61B, STS 40)
  • Sep 10 Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician
  • Sep 14 Jim Angle, American television reporter
  • Sep 15 Oliver Stone, American director (Wall St, Good Morning Vietnam, Platoon), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 15 Howard Waldrop, American science fiction author
  • Sep 16 Lord Walton of Detchant, physician (Warden of Green College Oxford)
  • Sep 16 Mike Reynolds, Australian politician
  • Sep 17 Michael Jack, British minister of state-home office
  • Sep 21 Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Sep 22 Daniel E "Dan" Lungren, (Rep-R-California, 1979-88)
  • Sep 22 Dan Baker, American public address announcer
  • Sep 23 Franz Fischler, Austrian politician
  • Sep 24 Richard Spring, British MP
  • Sep 24 Robert Jackson, MP/minister of British Civil Service
  • Sep 26 Andrea Dworkin, American radical feminist, born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Sep 26 Christine Todd Whitman, American politician
  • Sep 26 Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician
  • Sep 27 Peter H Kostmayer, (Rep-D-PA, 1977-81, 83- )
  • Sep 27 Ronald Fox, senior partner (Fox Williams)
  • Sep 27 T.C. Cannon, Kiowa/Caddo artist (d. 1978)
  • Sep 30 Claude Vorilhon, founder of Raelism, a ufo religion
  • Sep 30 William Thurston, Washington, mathematician (Fields Medal, 1982), (d. 2012)
  • 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 (C), born in Liverpool
  • 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)
  • Nov 1 Dennis Muren, American special effects artist
  • Nov 4 Robert Mapplethorpe, US photographer
  • Nov 4 Laura Bush, U.S. First Lady 2001-09
  • Nov 4 Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer
  • Nov 5 Patricia K Kuhl, speech & hearing scientist
  • Nov 6 Fred Penner, Canadian children's entertainer
  • Nov 10 David Stockman, Reagan's ex-budget director
  • Nov 11 Corrine Brown, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • Nov 11 Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10, T-15, TM-10)
  • Nov 17 Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa
  • Nov 18 Alan Dean Foster, US, sci-fi author (Midworld, Flinx in Flux)
  • Nov 20 Patriarch Kirill [Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev] Russian Orthodox church leader (2009-), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • Nov 22 Hans Kombrink, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Finance (PvdA)
  • Nov 23 Bobby L Rush, (Rep-D-Illinois)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 24 Ted Bundy, American serial murderer during the 1970s, born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1989)

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • Nov 24 Penelope Jones Halsall (aka: Caroline Courtney, Melinda Wright, Lydia Hitchcock, Penny Jordan, Annie Groves)
  • Nov 26 Angus Suttie, English potter
  • Nov 28 Joe Dante, director (Matinee, Twilight Zone, Police Squad, Gremlins)
  • Nov 28 Susan Spencer, American correspondent (48 Hours) [1946 approx], born in Memphis Tennessee
  • Nov 29 Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban poet
  • Nov 30 Marina Abramović, Belgrade Serbia, US based performance artist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 2 Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (Versace), born in Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 1997)

Fashion Designer Gianni Versace
Fashion Designer
Gianni Versace
  • Dec 8 Graham Knight, Scottish musician (Marmalade)
  • Dec 9 Sonia Gandhi, Italian-born Indian politician
  • Dec 10 Thomas Lux, American poet (Split Horizon), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • Dec 12 George Santo Pietro, husband of Vanna White
  • Dec 14 Anthonius A M "Ton" Kors, Dutch writer (Hannie Schaft)
  • Dec 14 Michael Ovitz, president (Walt Disney Co)
  • Dec 16 Fred Borgman, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • Dec 18 Stephen (Steve) Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist, born in Ginsberg Township (d. 1977)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 20 Uri Geller, Israeli magician and psychic who is known for bending forks, born in Tel Aviv, Israel

Psychic, illusionist Uri Geller
Psychic, illusionist
Uri Geller

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 20 Dick Wolf, American television series creator (Miami Vice, Law & Order), born in NYC, New York

Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf
  • Dec 24 Brenda Howard, American bisexual activist (d. 2005)
  • Dec 24 Jeff Sessions, American politician (R), US Attorney General (2017-), born in Selma, Alabama
  • Dec 28 Tim Johnson, American politician, senior senator from South Dakota
  • Dec 29 Paul Trible, (Sen-R-Va)
  • Dec 31 Pius Ncube, Zimbabwean human rights advocate

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 31 Diane von Furstenberg, Belgian-born American fashion designer (wrap dress), born in Brussels

Fashion Designer Diane von Furstenberg
Fashion Designer
Diane von Furstenberg

Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History