On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1946

Historical Events

  • A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket, launched from Whites Sands US, takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • Netherlands & Indonesia sign cease fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf), born in Oshawa, Ontario (d. 1993)
  • John Bettis, American lyricist ("Top Of The World"; "Crazy For You"; "Slow Hand"), born in Long Beach, California
1946 Highlights

About October 24, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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