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/owner (Fox Sports)
  • Ronald Bear, actor and director (Make-up), born in Havana, Cuba
1946 Highlights

About May 21, 1946

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini