On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1946

Historical Events

Music Concert

Béla Bartók's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Philadelphia, PA

Historic Event

Portuguese Dictator António de Oliveira Salazar forbids opposition parties

Famous Birthdays

  • "Fito" Adolpho De La Parra, rocker (Canned Heat-Hot Money), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra, Mexican blues-rock drummer (Canned Heat), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Paul Wheatbread, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap - Young Girl)

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Hoffmann, German chemist (synthesized aspirin and heroin), dies at 78
  • Miles Mander, British actor (Tower of London, Wuthering Heights, Murder!), dies from a heart attack at 57
1946 Highlights

About February 8, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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