On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1946

Historical Events

  • Henry Morgan is 1st to take off shirt on TV
  • The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.

Famous Birthdays

  • Chelsea Brown, comedienne (Laugh-in, Matt Lincoln), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Lasse Hallström, Swedish writer and director (Once Around, My Life as a Dog, ABBA), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • [Anthony Frederick] Tony Levin, American bassist and Chapman Stick player (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

Person of interestGerhart Hauptmann

Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), dies at 83

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann

1946 Highlights

About June 6, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini