On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1946

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique" premieres

Composer Arthur Honegger
Composer
Arthur Honegger

Book releaseHistoric Publication

George Orwell publishes "Animal Farm" in the United Kingdom


Famous Birthdays

  • Hans Vandenburg, Dutch singer/guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo)
  • Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago politician, Prime Minister (1991-95, 2001-10), born in San Fernando (d. 2016)
1946 Highlights

About August 17, 1946

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo