On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 1946

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Karol Wojtyla (future Pope John Paul II) holds his first Mass as newly ordained Catholic priest in Wawel Cathedral's crypt

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Penner, Canadian children's entertainer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • George Young, Scottish-Australian rock guitarist (Easybeats, AC/DC), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2017)

Person of interestSally Field

Sally Field, American actress (Forrest Gump, Gidget, Flying Nun), born in Pasadena, California

Actress Sally Field
Sally Field

Famous Deaths

  • Zygmunt Stojowski, Polish composer, dies at 76
1946 Highlights

About November 6, 1946

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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