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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne

Famous Deaths

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

About January 17, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn