What Happened on June 28, 1946

Historical Events

  • Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st President of Italy
  • Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleveland Indians games begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Davison, American actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • David Duckham, English rugby union outside back (36 Tests England, 3 British & Irish Lions; Coventry RFC), born in Coventry, England (d. 2023)
  • Gilda Radner, American comedian and actress (SNL, 1975-80; Haunted Honeymoon), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1989)
  • Jaime Guzm├ín, Chilean politician (President of the Independent Democratic Union), born in Santiago (d. 1991)
  • John M. Lounge, American engineer and astronaut (STS 51-I, STS 26, STS 35), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2011)
  • Robert L Asprin, American sci-fi writer (Thieves World, Cold Cash War)
  • Robert Xavier Rodriguez, American classical composer, born in San Antonio, Texas
Born in 1946

Famous Deaths

  • Antoinette Perry, American stage actress, theater director, co-founder of the American Theatre Wing, and namesake of the Tony Award, dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Eduard Veterman, Dutch painter/playwright, dies in an auto accident

About June 28, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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