On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1946

Historical Events

  • 12th Orange Bowl: Miami (FL) beats #16 Holy Cross, 13-6
  • 12th Sugar Bowl: #5 Oklahoma State beats #7 Saint Mary's (CA), 33-13
  • 32nd Rose Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #11 Southern California, 34-14

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • ENIAC, US 1st computer finished by Mauchly/Eckert
  • National Assembly proclaims Hungary a republic

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl B. Hamilton, Swedish economist and politician
  • Rivellino, Brazilian soccer midfielder and broadcaster (92 caps; 1970 FIFA World Cup; Corinthians; TV Cultura), born in São Paulo, SP, Brazil
1946 Highlights

About January 1, 1946

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn