On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1946

Day of the Week: Sunday

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