On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1946

Historical Events

  • Direct Action Day: Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Murdoch, American professional wrestler (d. 1996)
  • Lesley Ann Warren, American actress (Cinderella, Mission Impossible), born in NYC, New York
  • Massoud Barzani, Iraqi Kurdish politician

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Famous ballet choreographer George Balanchine (42) weds ballerina Maria Tallchief (21)

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Maria Tallchief

Famous Deaths

  • Herman Harrell Horne, American philosopher (idealism), dies at 71
1946 Highlights

About August 16, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo