On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1946

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 400,000 US mine workers strike
  • The Malayan Union is formed as a federation of the Malay states and the Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca
  • Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo, Hawaii
  • Van Acker forms Belgian government (without CVP)

Famous Birthdays

  • Arrigo Sacchi, Italian football coach
  • John Barbata, drummer (Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
  • Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl), born in London, England
  • William Frederick Fisher, MD/astronaut (STS 51-I), born in Dallas, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Noah Beery, American character actor (Story of Esther, The Mark of Zorro), dies at 64