On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1946

Historical Events

  • 1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates and is succeeded by his son Umberto II who reigns for only 34 days before the monarchy is abolished

King of Italy Victor Emmanuel III
King of Italy
Victor Emmanuel III

Famous Birthdays

  • Candice Bergen, Beverly Hills, actress (Carnal Knowledge, Murphy Brown)
1946 Highlights

About May 9, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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