What Happened on April 5, 1946

Historical Events

  • 100th Grand National: Capt. Robert Petre wins aboard 25/1 shot Lovely Cottage; first true GN since 1940 due to World War II; last on a Friday
  • 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony

Famous Birthdays

  • Jane Asher, English actress (Deep End) and girlfriend of Paul McCartney, born in Willesden, London, England
  • Jennifer Penney, Canadian ballerina, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Larry Frederick Wendt, American composer, born in Napa, California
  • Robert E McKee, CEO/managing director (Conoco-UK)

Famous Deaths

  • Vincent Youmans, American composer and songwriter (Tea for Two), dies at 47
1946 Highlights

About April 5, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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