What Happened on April 3, 1946

Historical Events

  • Netherlands-German postal relations resume

Famous Birthdays

  • (David) Dee Murray [Oates], British bassist (Elton John backing band), born in Gillingham, Kent, England (d. 1992)
  • Carlos Salinas de Gortari, President of Mexico (1988-94), born in Mexico City
  • Stella Chiweshe, Zimbabwean musician and storyteller (Africa‚Äôs best-known female mbira player), born in Mujumi Village, Mhondoro, Rhodesia (d. 2023)
Born in 1946

Famous Deaths

  • Masaharu Homma, Japanese Lt General (responsible for Bataan Death March in the Philippines), executed by firing squad for war crimes at 58
  • Thomas Dixon, American white supremacist, novelist, playwright (The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan), dies at 82
1946 Highlights

About April 3, 1946

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries