On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1946

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

Famous Birthdays

  • Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist (Telethon Institute for Child Health Research), born in Little Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock musician (King Crimson, Bad Company), born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (d. 2006)
  • Richard O. Covey, American astronaut (STS 51I, 26, 38, 61) and USAF officer, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Rick Boucher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia), born in Abingdon, Virginia
  • Tom Loeffler, American politician (member of the United States House of Representatives from central Texas), born in Fredericksburg, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht) executed at 45
1946 Highlights

About August 1, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo