On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1946

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Padmore, cricketer (WI off-spinner mid-70s)
  • Eugene Levy, Hamilton Canada, comedian/writer (SCTV)
  • 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? 74 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius