What Happened on May 1, 1946

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery appointed British supreme commander

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • Mrs Emma Clarissa Clement named "American Mother of Year"
  • Start of 3 year Pilbara strike of Indigenous Australians.
  • The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Robinson, actor (Story of Adele H)
  • Jerry Weiss, American rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • Joanna Lumley, Kashmir India, actress (Abs Fab, OHM's Secret Service)
  • John Woo, Hong Kong director
  • Nick Fortune, [Nicholas Fortuna], rock bassist (Buckinghams Chicago)
  • Valentin Muratov, USSR, floor exercise gymnist (Olympic gold 1956)

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Johnston, American tennis champ (US Open-1915), dies at 51
  • Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer, dies at 71
  • Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, dies at 42