On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1946

Historical Events

  • KVP Labor/Communists win 1st post-WW2 Dutch parliamentary elections
  • US President Harry Truman seizes control of nation's railroads to delay a strike

Famous Birthdays

  • F. Paul Wilson, American novelist
  • Sinaida Turchina, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Udo Lindenberg, German musician, born in Gronau, Westphalia
1946 Highlights

About May 17, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus