What Happened on March 22, 1946

Historical Events

  • 1st US rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)
  • Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Chaney, NBA player (Houston Rockets)/coach (Detroit Pistons)
  • José Luiz Carbone, Brazilian soccer midfielder (6 caps; São Paulo, Internacional, Botafogo) and coach (Fluminense, Guarani), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2020)
  • Laraine Ashton, fashion models' agent (London)
  • Melvin Sparks, American soul-jazz, hard bop, jazz-blues, and session guitarist (Lou Donaldson, Houston Person, Jimmy McGriff), born in Houston Texas (d. 2011)
  • Rudy Rucker, American sci-fi author (Wetware) and one of the founders of cyberpunk, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Serge [Ruud Schaap], Dutch singer and guitarist (Saskia & Serge), born in Den Helder, Netherlands
Born in 1946

Famous Deaths

  • Clemens August von Galen, German Catholic Bishop of Münster (led opposition to Nazism, especially T4 extermination program), dies at 68

About March 22, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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