On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1946

Historical Events

  • French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique & Reunion become overseas "departments" of France
  • Nikolai Mikhailovich Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Bigas Luna, director/writer (Anguish)
  • Mohammad Ilyas, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in ten Tests 1964-69)
  • Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist and record company executive (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), born in Cuffley, Hertfordshire (d. 2004)
  • Ruth Pointer, American singer-songwriter (Pointer Sisters - "I'm So Excited"), born in Oakland, California

Famous Deaths

  • Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Buah Rindu), dies at 35
1946 Highlights

About March 19, 1946

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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