On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1946

Historical Events

  • SW Bell inaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St Louis

Famous Birthdays

  • B. J. Cole, British session and touring pedal steel guitarist and dobro player (Cochise; Humble Pie; k.d. lang; John Cale; Sting), born in Enfield, England
  • Marcy Kaptur, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Peter Rosei, Austrian writer (Wer war Edgar Allan?), born in Vienna

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Dawson, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1912), dies at 56
1946 Highlights

About June 17, 1946

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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