On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1946

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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-Never Even Thought), born in Cuffley, Hertfordshire (d. 2004)
  • Ruth Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So Exicted)

Famous Deaths

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