On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1946

Historical Events

  • "If the Shoe Fits" closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • Earthquake in South Japan, kills 1,086
  • Morton Gould's "Minstrel Show" premieres in Indianapolis

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Wilson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), born in Hawthorne California (d. 1998)
  • Christopher Keene, American conductor (La Traviata), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1995)
  • Josh Mostel, American actor (Jesus Christ Superstar; Big Daddy), born in NYC, New York
  • Kevin Peek, Australian guitarist, born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 2013)
1946 Highlights

About December 21, 1946

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

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