On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1946

Historical Events

  • "Yours Is My Heart" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 36 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Amon Göth, former head of Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp, found guilty of imprisonment, torture, and extermination of individuals and groups of people, the first conviction of homicide at a war crimes court

SS Officer Amon Göth
SS Officer
Amon Göth
  • Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Ford (Thomas McAleese), Scottish singer-songwriter (Marmalade), born in Coatbridge, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • Dennis Dugan, American actor and director (Can't Buy Me Love, Howling), born in Wheaton, Illinois

Person of interestFreddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury [Farrokh Bulsara], British singer-songwriter (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"), born in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar (d. 1991)

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • Loudon Wainwright III, American vocalist (April Fool's Day Morn), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1946 Highlights

About September 5, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo