On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1946

Historical Events

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • Vietnam holds its first ever general election

Famous Birthdays

  • Harold Jackson, NFL wide receiver (LA, New Engl), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Person of interestSyd Barrett

Syd Barrett, English guitarist and early vocalist of the band Pink Floyd, born in Cambridge, England (d. 2006)

Rocker Syd Barrett
Syd Barrett

1946 Highlights

About January 6, 1946

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

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