On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1946

Historical Events

  • "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1st Cannes Film Festival ends
  • Newcastle United equals English Football League record for biggest winning margin in a 13-0 thrashing of Newport in a Division 2 match at St. James' Park; Len Shackleton scores 6, Charlie Wayman 4 for the Toon

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach, born in Saint-Isidore-d'Auckland, Quebec, Canada
  • Richard Kermode, American rocker (Kozmic Blues Band), born in Wyoming (d. 1996)
  • Zahida Hina, Pakistani columnist, born in Sahasram, Bihar, British India
1946 Highlights

About October 5, 1946

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

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra