On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1946

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm 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

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

"Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (28) weds producer and actor William Dozier (38)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine

1946 Highlights

About May 2, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus