On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1946

Historical Events

  • 19 guests at Canfield Hotel die in fire (Dubuque, Iowa)
  • 66,545 fans help Yanks break million attendance mark, the earliest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bhumibol Adulyadej becomes King of Thailand after the death of his brother King Ananda Mahidol

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • NY Giant Mel Ott is 1st mgr ejected from both games of a doubleheader

Famous Deaths

  • Rama VIII [Ananda Mahidol], King of Siam (1935-46), dies of a mysterious gunshot wound at 21
1946 Highlights

About June 9, 1946

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini