What Happened on December 20, 1946

Historical Events

It's a Wonderful Life

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

Music Premiere

Darius Milhaud's 2nd Symphony, premieres with the Boston Symphony conducted by the composer; the work was commissioned as a memorial to the wife of group's music director Serge Koussevitzky

Famous Birthdays

Dick Wolf (76 years old)

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

  • Douglass Lubahn, American psychedelic rock and jazz rock bassist (d. 2019)
  • John Spencer, American actor (LA Law, West Wing), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • Lesley Judd, British child actress, dancer, television presenter (Blue Peter, 1972-79), and radio host (BBC's Woman's Hour, 1982-88), born in London, England

Uri Geller (76 years old)

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

Born in 1946

About December 20, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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