On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1946

Historical Events

  • US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court

Famous Birthdays

  • Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist, born in Bradford (d. 2017)
  • Dusty Rhodes, Australian baseball coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Masaaki Sakai, Japanese comedian
  • Roh Moo-hyun, South Korean politician

Famous Deaths

  • Benny Lynch, Scottish boxer (World flyweight title 1937-38), dies of malnutrition-induced respiratory failure at 33
  • Blanche Bingley-Hillyard, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1886, 89, 94, 97, 99-1900), dies at 82
  • Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player, dies at 42
1946 Highlights

About August 6, 1946

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo