On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1946

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"The Big Sleep" directed by Howard Hawks and starring Humphrey Bogart (Philip Marlowe) and Lauren Bacall first premieres

  • 13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)
  • Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestKeith Moon

Keith Moon, British rock drummer (The Who - "Bell Boy"), born in London, England (d. 1978)

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon

1946 Highlights

About August 23, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo