On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1946

Historical Events

  • 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bill Veeck buys Indians for $2.2 million

MLB Team Owner and Promoter Bill Veeck
MLB Team Owner and Promoter
Bill Veeck
  • Federal judge in Seattle rules that club doesn't have to play returning serviceman

Famous Birthdays

  • Brenda Holloway, American singer and songwriter (When I'm Gone), born in Atascadero, California
  • Kate Hoey, British MP (Labour)
  • Malcolm Rifkind, British QC MP (Sect of State for Defense), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Maurice Saatchi, English-Iraqi advertising CEO (Saatchi & Saatchi), born in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Heinrich Kaminski, German composer, dies at 59
1946 Highlights

About June 21, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer