On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1946

Historical Events

Film Premier

Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" film premieres in New York, directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore

Music Premiere

Darius Milhaud's 2nd Symphony, premieres


Famous Birthdays

Dick Wolf

Dick Wolf, American television series creator (Miami Vice, Law & Order), born in NYC, New York

  • Douglass Lubahn, psychedelic rock and jazz rock bassist (d. 2019)
  • John Spencer, American actor (LA Law, West Wing), born in New York City (d. 2005)

Uri Geller

Uri Geller, Israeli magician and psychic known for bending forks, born in Tel Aviv, Israel


1946 Highlights

About December 20, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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