What Happened on May 1, 1946

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery appointed British supreme commander

  • 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
1946 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Robinson, actor (Story of Adele H)
  • Jerry Weiss, American jazz musician (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • Joanna Lumley, British actress (Absolutely Fabulous, OHM's Secret Service), born in Kashmir, India
  • John Woo, Hong Kong director
  • Nick Fortuna, American rock bassist (The Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
Born in 1946

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Johnston, American tennis player (US Open 1915, 19; Wimbledon 1923), dies of tuberculosis at 51
  • Edward Bairstow, English composer, dies at 71
  • Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, dies at 42

About May 1, 1946

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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