On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1946

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 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

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
1946 Highlights

About May 1, 1946

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus