On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1946

Historical Events

  • Syria declares independence from French administration

Famous Birthdays

  • Clare Francis, British yachtswoman and novelist (Come Hell or High Water), born in Thames Ditton, Surrey
  • Henry Kelly, Irish radio and TV broadcaster, born in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • John Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies
1946 Highlights

About April 17, 1946

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries