What Happened in October 1946

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 12 Nazi war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
  • Oct 1 1st NL playoffs, Dodgers vs Cards (St Louis wins 2 games to 0)
  • Oct 1 Bob Feller 348th strikeout of season
  • Oct 2 1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont
  • Oct 3 Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0
  • Oct 5 "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Oct 5 1st Cannes Film Festival ends
  • Oct 6 90°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
  • Oct 6 US President Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
  • Oct 7 Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet premieres

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Oct 8 Kwo-less-shrew selects Gen Chiang Kai-shek as President of China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Oct 8 Military plane crashes at Christian HBS, 24 die
  • Oct 9 First electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
  • Oct 9 Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 10 Max Frisch' "Die Chinesische Mauer" premieres in Zurich
  • Oct 14 Netherland & Indonesia sign cease fire
  • Oct 15 Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
  • Oct 15 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series
  • Oct 15 Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
  • Oct 16 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 18 Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony premieres

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • Oct 20 Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
  • Oct 22 2 British ships sink near Albania
  • Oct 23 UN General Assembly 2nd session convenes (1st NYC-Flushing Meadows)
  • Oct 24 Netherlands & Indonesia sign cease fire
  • Oct 24 A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket, launched from Whites Sands US, takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • Oct 25 1st trial against nazi war criminals in Nuremberg
  • Oct 27 Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%)
  • Oct 28 German rocket engineers begin work in USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Alfred Jones, Grace Miss, middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • Oct 1 Eva Klobukowska, Polish relay sprinter (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Oct 2 Jo-el Sonnier, Rayne La, country singer (Louisiana)
  • Oct 2 Roger Jett, Cumberland Maryland, actor (Smithereens)
  • Oct 2 Eric Peterson, Canadian actor
  • Oct 3 Bob Dotson, newscaster (Primetime Sunday), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 3 Tristan Keuris, composer
  • Oct 3 Biff Henderson, American television personality
  • Oct 4 Andre Bolhuis, hockey player (World Cup 1973, European Cup 1978

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 4 Susan Sarandon, American actress (Dead Man Walking, The Client) also known for her social and political activism, born in Queens, New York

  • Oct 4 Chuck Hagel, American politician
  • Oct 5 Richard Kermode, rocker
  • Oct 5 Zahida Hina, Pakistani columnist
  • Oct 5 Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • Oct 6 Gary Gentry, baseball player (NY Mets)

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Oct 6 Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, born in Queenstown, South Africa (d. 2012)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • Oct 6 Millie Small, Jamaican singer (My Boy Lollipop), born in Clarendon
  • Oct 6 Eddie Villanueva, JIL Spiritual Director, Owner of ZOE Broadcasting Network
  • Oct 6 Lloyd Doggett, American attorney and politician (US Representative, Democrat, Texas), born in Austin, Texas
  • Oct 6 Vinod Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor (Mera Gaon Mera Desh), born in Peshawar (d. 2017)
  • Oct 7 Bernard Lavilliers, French singer
  • Oct 7 Pengiran Anak Saleha, Queen of Brunei
  • Oct 8 Aleksandr Gorshlov, ice dancer (holds 6 titles)
  • Oct 8 Jean-Jacques Beineix, director (Betty Blue, Diva)
  • Oct 8 Dennis Kucinich, American politician
  • Oct 10 Ben Vereen, actor/dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 10 Charles Dance, Redditch, Worcestershire, English actor and director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown)
  • Oct 10 Franco Malerba, astronaut (STS 46), born in Genoa, Italy
  • Oct 10 John Prine, Maywood Ill, country singer (Hello in There)
  • Oct 10 Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Oct 10 Mildred Grieveson (aka: Anne Mather, Caroline Fleming, Cardine Fleming), English writer
  • Oct 10 Naoto Kan, Japanese politician
  • Oct 10 Chris Tarrant, English TV presenter
  • Oct 11 Felton Perry, actor (Magnum Force, Sudden Death)
  • Oct 11 Gary Mallaber, rocker (Steve Miller Band-Abracadbra), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 11 Sawao Kato, Japan, gymnist (Olympic gold 1968, 72, 76)
  • Oct 11 Daryl Hall [Hohl], American rocker, soul singer and songwriter (Hall & Oates), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 11 Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer
  • Oct 12 Ashok Mankad, Indian cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2008)
  • Oct 13 Bram Vermeulen, Dutch singer (Neerlands Hoop)
  • Oct 13 Demond Wilson, Valdosta GA, actor (Sanford & Son, Baby I'm Back)
  • Oct 13 Edwina Currie, British politician (C), born in Liverpool
  • Oct 14 Justin Hayward, England, vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
  • Oct 14 James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, American football coach
  • Oct 14 Craig Venter, American biologist
  • Oct 14 Al Oliver, American baseball player
  • Oct 14 Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth)
  • Oct 15 Richard Carpenter, vocalist (Carpenters-Close to You), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 15 Victor Banerjee, Calcutta India, actor (A Passage to India)
  • Oct 15 Stewart Stevenson, Scottish politician
  • Oct 16 Suzanne Somers, San Bruno California, actress (3's Company, Step by Step)
  • Oct 17 Bob Seagren, Pomona California, actor (Soap)/pole vaulter (Olympic gold 68)
  • Oct 17 James Ray Tucker, American rock guitarist (Turtles-Eleanor), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 17 Vicki Hodge, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac), born in London, England
  • Oct 17 Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British stage producer
  • Oct 17 Adam Michnik, Polish activist
  • Oct 17 Drusilla Modjeska, Australian writer and editor
  • Oct 18 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter
  • Oct 18 Howard Shore, Canadian film composer
  • Oct 19 Bob Holland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner at age 38)
  • Oct 19 Philip Pullman, English writer
  • Oct 19 Kenneth Washington, African-American actor (Sgt Richard Baker-Hogan's Heroes, Westworld)
  • Oct 20 Elfriede Jelinek, writer
  • Oct 20 Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
  • Oct 21 Lee Loughnane, rocker (Chicago)
  • Oct 21 Jim Hill, American sportscaster
  • Oct 21 Lux Interior, American singer (The Cramps)
  • Oct 21 Phil Ryan, Welsh keyboardist and composer (Man, Pete Brown), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 2016)
  • Oct 22 Eddie Brigati, Garfield NJ, rock vocalist (Rascals)
  • Oct 22 Richard Loncraine, director (Missionary, Deep Cover, Bellman & True)
  • Oct 22 Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon
  • Oct 22 Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality
  • Oct 23 Gerda Lenten-Havertong, Surinam, Dutch singer/actress (Sesame St)
  • Oct 23 Miklos Nemeth, Hungarian javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Oct 23 Mel Martinez, American politician
  • Oct 24 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf)
  • Oct 25 Peter Lieberson, composer
  • Oct 26 Keith Hopwood, English rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), born in Davyhulme, Manchester, England
  • Oct 26 Maureen Anderman, American actress (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 26 Pat Sajak, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 26 Holly Woodlawn, transgender Puerto Rican actress (Warhol films), born in Juana Díaz (d. 2015)
  • Oct 27 Ivan Reitman, Slovak-Canadian director and producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave), born in Komárno, Slovakia
  • Oct 27 Peter Martins, Danish dancer and choreographer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Oct 27 Leslie Byrne, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oct 27 Steven R. Nagel, American astronaut, USAF (STS 51-G, 61-A, 37, 55), born in Canton, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Oct 27 Terry J. Hart, American astronaut (STS 41C), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 28 Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and coach
  • Oct 28 John Hewson, Australian politician
  • Oct 29 Anura Tennekoon, cricketer (Sri Lankan World Cup captain 1975-79)
  • Oct 29 Peter Green, [Peter Greenbaum], rocker (Fleetwood Mac), born in London, England
  • Oct 29 Strinivasa Moodley, South African anti-apartheid activist
  • Oct 30 Andrea Mitchell, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Chris Slade, rocker (AC/DC)
  • Oct 30 Ian McGeechan, Scottish rugby player
  • Oct 30 Lynne Marta, actress (Love American Style), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 30 Robert L "Hoot" Gibson, American aviator, aeronautical engineer and astronaut (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71), born in Cooperstown, New York
  • Oct 31 Stephen Rea, Irish film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 31 Ramnath Parkar, Indian cricket batsman (Indian in 2 Tests v England 1972-73), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1999)
  • Oct 31 Norman Lovett, English stand-up comedian and actor (Red Dwarf), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 8 Rose Melville, American stage actress (Sis Hopkins) dies at 73
  • Oct 12 Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 15 Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshal, poisons himself in prison at 53

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 16 Alfred Jodl, German general during World War II (head of the German High Command, signed unconditional Nazi surrender), hanged by Allied forces after the Nuremberg trials at 56

Nazi Leader Alfred Jodl
Nazi Leader
Alfred Jodl
  • Oct 16 Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
  • Oct 16 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s), hanged at 54
  • Oct 16 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS), hanged
  • Oct 16 Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor, hanged at 51
  • Oct 16 Granville Ransome Bantock, English composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • Oct 16 Hans Frank, former Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged


Oct 16 Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister and war criminal, hanged at 53

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • Oct 16 Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged
  • Oct 16 Wilhelm Keitel, Nazi military leader (head of the German High Command), is hanged at Nuremberg at 64
  • Oct 29 John S Curry, US painter (Baptism in Kansas), dies