What Happened on May 2, 1946

Historical Events

Film Release

"The Postman Always Rings Twice" film based on the novel by James M. Cain, directed by Tay Garnett and starring Lana Turner and John Garfield is released

  • The "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place, killing two guards and three inmates

Famous Birthdays

  • David Suchet, British actor (Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Way We Live Now), born in Paddington, London, England
  • Lesley Gore [Goldstein], American pop singer ("It's My Party"; "You Don't Own Me"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)

Famous Weddings

Joan Fontaine

"Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (28) weds producer and actor William Dozier (38); divorce in 1951

1946 Highlights

About May 2, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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