On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1946

Historical Events

Historic Event

US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

Famous Birthdays

  • Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist (Telethon Institute for Child Health Research), born in Little Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock bassist, and singer (King Crimson, 1971-72; Bad Company, 1973-82), 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 (United States House of Representatives for Texas, 1979-87), 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? 75 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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