On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1946

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Hampton, Portuguese playwright (Oviri, Hotel du Lac), born in Horta, Portugal
  • Gene Siskel, American movie critic (Siskel & Ebert), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Timothy Clifford, British art historian (National Galleries of Scotland)

Famous Deaths

  • Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer (b. 1884)
1946 Highlights

About January 26, 1946

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius