On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1946

Historical Events

  • F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDavid Lynch

David Lynch, American actor & director (Dune, Eraserhead), born in Missoula, Montana

Filmmaker David Lynch
David Lynch
  • Johnny Oates, American MLB baseball catcher, 1970-81 (Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and 3 other teams), and manager, 1991-2001 (Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers), born in Sylva, North Carolina
  • Susan Vreeland, American author (The Passion of Artemisia), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
1946 Highlights

About January 20, 1946

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius