On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1946

Historical Events

  • 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas, Texas

Sports History

Bill Veeck buys baseball team Cleveland Indians for $2.2 million

  • 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, Northern Irish MP (Labour), born in Mallusk, Northern Ireland
  • 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? 75 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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