On This Day

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)
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Clemens A. von Galen, Dutch bishop of Munster and anti fascist, dies at 68
1946 Highlights

About March 22, 1946

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

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