On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1946

Historical Events

  • Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt

Famous Birthdays

Alan Rickman

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

  • Anthony Daniels, British actor and mime artist (Star Wars - "C-3PO"), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • 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, American actress (Cagney & Lacey, Angel Unchained), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Vito Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian alleged mafia boss, also known as "Montreal's Teflon Don", born in Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Italy (d. 2013)

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? 75 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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