On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1946

Historical Events

  • Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
  • First Basketball Association of America game; New York Knicks beat Toronto Huskies 68-66 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto
  • Karol Wojtyla is ordained to Catholic priesthood
  • WABC becomes WCBS radio in NYC
  • WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (NYC)
  • West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Muren, American special effects artist (Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), born in Glendale, California
  • Yuko Shimizu, Japanese illustrator (creator of Hello Kitty), born in Kyoto, Japan
1946 Highlights

About November 1, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio