On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1946

Historical Events

  • "Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDiane Keaton

Diane Keaton, American actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl), born in Los Angeles, California

Actress Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton

Famous Deaths

  • George "Slim" Summerville, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front, Keystone Cops), dies of a stroke at 53
  • Kitty Cheatham, American singer (b. 1864)
1946 Highlights

About January 5, 1946

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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