On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1946

Historical Events

  • Norwegian politician Trygve Lie becomes 1st Secretary General of the United Nations
  • Republic of Hungary proclaims Zolt├ín Tildy as its communist president

Famous Birthdays

  • Bart Braverman, American actor (Bobby-Vega$, Roy-New Odd Couple), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Carol Neblett, American operatic soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 1979-93), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • Elisabeth Sladen, English actress (Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures), born in Liverpool, England
  • Karen Krantzcke, Australian tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1968; Federation Cup 1970), born in Brisbane, Australia (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Bethge, German poet, dies at 70
1946 Highlights

About February 1, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius