On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1946

Historical Events

  • 2-for-42 & hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball

Music concertMusic Concert

Darius Milhaud's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague

Composer Darius Milhaud
Darius Milhaud
  • Klement Gottwald becomes premier of Czechoslovakia
  • US Patent filed for a hydrogen bomb

Famous Birthdays

  • Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist and producer (Mott the Hoople; The Spiders From Mars), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1993)
  • Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian rhythmic gymnast (World C'ship 3 x silver, 1 x bronze 1969) and coach (World, European and Olympic competition, 294 medals), born in Rousse, Bulgaria

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich A H von Waldeck, monarch of Waldeck, dies
1946 Highlights

About May 26, 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: Gemini