What Happened on December 10, 1946

Historical Events

Nobel 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"

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
Born in 1946

Famous Deaths

Damon RunyonDamon Runyon (1880-1946)

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

Walter JohnsonWalter Johnson (1887-1946)

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

1946 Highlights

About December 10, 1946

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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