On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1946

Historical Events

  • Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland, 42 die
  • Philippines gains independence from US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Manuel Roxas inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand, Manila

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed O'Ross, American actor (Full Metal Jacket), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Michael Milken, American financier and partner (Intl Capital Access Group), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Ron Kovic, American anti-war activist and writer (Born on the Fourth of July), born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Gerda Steinhoff, Nazi concentration camp overseer (b. 1922)
  • Othenio Able, Austrian artist, fossil creator and founder of paleobiology, dies at 71
1946 Highlights

About July 4, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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