On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1946

Historical Events

  • United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Bey [Bass], American blues singer-songwriter (All My Dues Are Paid), born in Millen, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • Michèle Deslauriers, Quebec actress, born in Quebec, Canada

Famous Weddings

John Wayne

Actor John Wayne (38) weds actress Esperanza Baur (25) in Long Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Gottfried Rudinger, German composer, dies at 59
1946 Highlights

About January 17, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn