On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1946

Famous Birthdays

  • Elaine Cheris, American Olympic fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Dothan, Alabama
  • Fritz Künzli, Swiss soccer striker (44 caps; FC Zürich, FC Winterthur, FC Lausanne-Sport), born in Glarus, Switzerland (d. 2019)
  • Kathleen Noone [O'Meara], American actress (All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing), born in Hillsdale, New Jersey
  • Robby Krieger, American guitarist (Doors-Light My Fire), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDion Fortune

Dion Fortune, British occultist and author dies at 55

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune

1946 Highlights

About January 8, 1946

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn