On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1946

Historical Events

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse

Famous Birthdays

  • Ace Kefford, English bassist (The Move), born in Birmingham, England
  • Gloria Loring, American actress and singer (Days of our Life), born in NYC, New York
  • Thomas Lux, American poet (Split Horizon), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • Walter Orange, American rocker (Commodores-Too Hot to Trot), born in Florida

Famous Deaths

Person of interestDamon Runyon

Damon Runyon, American journalist and writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), dies at 66

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon

Person of interestWalter Johnson

Walter Johnson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (3 x Triple Crown of Pitching; World Series 1924; AL MVP 1913, 24; Washington Senators), dies from a brain tumour at 59

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

1946 Highlights

About December 10, 1946

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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