On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1946

Historical Events

  • "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary

Famous Birthdays

  • Cynthia Gregory, American ballerina (NY Ballet Company), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Pentti "Whitey" Glan, Finnish-Canadian touring and session drummer (Lou Reed; Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"), born in Finland (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Russian composer {Alexnadrov Ensemble}, dies at 63
1946 Highlights

About July 8, 1946

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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