On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1946

Historical Events

Film Premier

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

Keith Moon

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

1946 Highlights

About August 23, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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