On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1946

Historical Events

  • "Yours Is My Heart", an adaptation of Franz Lehar's operetta "The Land of Smiles", opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs 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, in his hometown of St. Louis; 2 RBI's in Cardinals' win over Chicago Cubs

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Ford (Thomas McAleese), Scottish singer-songwriter (Marmalade), born in Coatbridge, Scotland (d. 2018) [1]
  • 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 folk singer-songwriter (Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)), actor and humorist, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1946 Highlights

About September 5, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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