On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1946

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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