On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1946

Historical Events

  • Physicist Louis Slotin is exposed to a lethal dose of radiation while preparing a plutonium core experiment at the Los Alamos lab, he dies 9 days later and the accident ends all hands-on nuclear assembly work at Los Alamos

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hill, Australian TV-reporter and owner (Fox Sports)
1946 Highlights

About May 21, 1946

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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