On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1946

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 soccer coach (Italy national team 1991-96; Serie A 1987-88; European Cup 1989, 90; AC Milan; Atl├ętico Madrid, Parma), born in Fusignano, Italy
  • Manfred Stengl, Austrian luger (Olympic gold men's doubles 1964), born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1992)
  • Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, English rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl), born in London, England
  • William Frederick Fisher, American 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
1946 Highlights

About April 1, 1946

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries