On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1946

Historical Events

  • Dutch Cooperation for Sexual Reform (NVSH) forms in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAndré the Giant

André the Giant, French pro wrestler (WWF World Heavyweight C'ship 1988; WWF World Tag Team C'ship [with Haku] 1989), born in Grenoble, France (d. 1993)

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • Claude Lelièvre, Belgian commissioner for children's rights
  • Diedre Lenihan, actress (Wendy-Needles & Pins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Michele Placido, Foggia Italy, actor (La Lupa, Poliziotti)

Famous Deaths

  • Booth Tarkington, American novelist (b. 1869)
1946 Highlights

About May 19, 1946

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus