On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1946

Historical Events

  • 1st helicopter licensed for commercial use (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Pagé, Canadian sports journalist (host: 'La Soirée du hockey' and '110%'), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec (d. 2019)
  • Mohammad Nazir, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (14 Tests, best 7/99 1969), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Randy Meisner, rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Lanchester, English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), dies at 77
1946 Highlights

About March 8, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces