What Happened on December 12, 1946

Historical Events

  • 'Tide' laundry detergent introduced
  • Abandoned ice plant in Manahttan, New York City, collapses during a fire, shearing a tenement building next door, killing 38

Historic Event

UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr.


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Famous Birthdays

  • Clive Bunker, British rock drummer (Jethro Tull), born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England
  • Denny Dias, American rock guitarist (Steely Dan, 1972-77), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian auto racer (World F1 Champion, 1972, 1974; Indy 500 1989, 1993), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • George Santopietro, American restauranteur, and husband of TV personality Vanna White (1986-2002), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • Marlous Fluitsma, Dutch actress (De Prooi; Apart; Alle Dagen Feest), born in Zuthphen, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Carter, American actor (Crash Dive; Dark Alibi; Maryland), casting agent, and civil rights activist, dies from diphtheria at 36
1946 Highlights

About December 12, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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