On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1946

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees
  • William H Hastie inaugurated as 1st black governor of Virgin Islands

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Danoff, American vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Bill Kreutzmann, American rock drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Brian Turner, English celebrity chef, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Anton A Mussert, engineer/NSB leader, executed
  • Joe Humphries, cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests for England 1907-08), dies