On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1946

Historical Events

  • Socialistic Einheitspartei Germany forms in East Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Claire Denis, French film director (Chocolat, Beau Travail), born in Paris, France
  • Doug MacLeod, American blues musician (Blues Music Awards' Acoustic Artist of the Year, 2014, 2016 and 2017), born in NYC, New York
  • S Venkataraghavan, cricket (Indian off-spinner, Test ump, ICC referee)

Famous Deaths


BattleJohn Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes, English economist whose ideas changed the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, dies of a heart attack at 62

  • Robert Graham, cricketer (3 wkts for South Africa in 2 Tests 1898-99), dies
1946 Highlights

About April 21, 1946

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus