On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1946

Historical Events

Sports History

Bradman & Barnes complete 405 run 5th wicket stand, score 234 each

  • US V-2 rocket reaches 183 km, White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Padmore, cricketer (WI off-spinner mid-70s)
  • Alex Ligertwood, Scottish session and touring singer and guitarist (Santana; Go Ahead), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Eugene Levy, Canadian comic actor, and writer (SCTV; American Pie; Schitt's Creek), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Simon Bates, British disk jockey and radio presenter (BBC Radio 1, Classic FM), born in Birmingham, England

Famous Deaths

  • Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, dies at 84
1946 Highlights

About December 17, 1946

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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