On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1946

Famous Birthdays

  • Erika Slezak, actress (Viki-One Life to Live), born in Hollywood, California
  • Gary Beban, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1967, UCLA: NFL: Washington Redskins), born in San Francisco, California
  • Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)
  • Ron Silliman, American poet (The Alphabet), born in Pasco,Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Wilhelm Marx, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (1923-25, 1926-28), dies at 83
1946 Highlights

About August 5, 1946

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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