On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

  • Dennis Dugan, American actor and director (Can't Buy Me Love, Howling), born in Wheaton, Illinois

Person of interestFreddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury, British singer-songwriter (Queen - We are Champions), born in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar (d. 1991)

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