On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1946

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy MacKay, English rock saxophone and oboe player (Roxy Music), born in London
  • Keith Ferguson, American blues bassist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)

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? 75 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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