What Happened on July 23, 1946

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Menachem Begin's Zionist militant group Irgun bombs the King David Hotel, the then British administrative headquarters for Palestine

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy MacKay, British rock saxophone and oboe player (Roxy Music), born in London, England
  • Keith Ferguson, American blues-rock bassist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Khan Jamal [Warren Cheeseboro], American jazz vibraphonist and marimba player (Sounds of Liberation; Creative Art Ensemble), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2022) [1]
Born in 1946

Famous Deaths

  • James Maxton, Scottish politician, Leader of the Independent Labour Party, dies at 61
1946 Highlights

About July 23, 1946

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo