On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1946

Historical Events

  • Max Frisch' "Die Chinesische Mauer" premieres in Zurich

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Vereen, American actor and dancer (Pippin; Roots; Webster), born in Miami, Florida
  • Charles Dance, English actor and director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown), born in Redditch, Worcestershire
  • Chris Tarrant, English TV presenter (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?), born in Reading, Berkshire, England
  • Franco Malerba, Italian astronaut (STS 46), born in Genoa, Italy
  • John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter (Hello in There, Angel From Montgomery), born in Maywood, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Mildred Grieveson, English writer (Leopard in the Snow), born in England
  • Naoto Kan, Japanese politician (61st Prime Minister of Japan), born in Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Peter Mahvolich, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens), born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada
  • Willard White, Jamaican-British operatic bass baritone, born in Kingston, Jamaica
1946 Highlights

About October 10, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra