On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1946

Historical Events

  • Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAlan Rickman

Alan Rickman, English actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Die Hard, Harry Potter), born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2016)

  • Anthony Daniels, British actor (Star Wars - C-3PO)
  • Bob Ryan, Boston sports columnist
  • Desmond Lewis, West Indian cricket batsman/keeper (avg 86.33 in 3 Tests)
  • Tricia Nixon Cox, daughter of Richard Nixon, born in Whittlier, California
  • Tyne Daly, actress (Cagney & Lacey, Angel Unchained), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Vito Rizzuto, Sicilian-born alleged mafia boss

Famous Deaths

  • José Streel, Belgian World War II collaborator (b. 1911)
1946 Highlights

About February 21, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces