On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1946

Historical Events

  • British government nationalises and takes control of the Bank of England, after 252 years
  • Panama accepts its new constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Elvin Bethea, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 5 × All-Pro; Houston Oilers), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (d. 1990)
  • Jan Kodeš, Czech tennis player (French Open 1970-71, Wimbledon 1973), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Lana Wood [Svetlana Gurdin], (Diamonds are Forever), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Blackburn (d. 2001)
1946 Highlights

About March 1, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces