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

Historic Event

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

Boxing Title Fight

Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

  • New York Giant Mel Ott becomes first manager in MLB history to be ejected from both games of a doubleheader; Giants lose both games to Pittsburgh Pirates

Famous Birthdays

  • Stuart Edwards, British guitarist (Edison Lighthouse - "Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes"), born in England (d. 2016)

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? 75 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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