Historical Events in October 1946

  • Oct 1 12 Nazi war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
  • Oct 1 St. Louis Cardinals beats Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2 in first MLB play-off game for a league championship (NL); St Louis wins series, 2-0
  • Oct 1 Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller claims his MLB record 348th strikeout of season in a 4-1 win v Detroit; record stands for 19 years
  • Oct 2 1st network soap opera "Faraway Hill" begins broadcasting on DuMont Television Network
  • Oct 5 "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Oct 5 1st Cannes Film Festival ends
  • Oct 5 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
  • Oct 6 90°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
  • Oct 6 US President Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
  • Oct 7 Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet premieres
  • Oct 8 Military plane crashes at Christian HBS, 24 die
  • Oct 9 First electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
  • Oct 9 Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 10 Max Frisch' "Die Chinesische Mauer" premieres in Zurich
  • Oct 14 Netherland & Indonesia sign cease fire
  • Oct 15 Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
  • Oct 15 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series
  • Oct 15 Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
  • Oct 16 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials

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Oct 18 Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony premieres

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  • Oct 20 Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
  • Oct 22 2 British ships sink near Albania
  • Oct 23 UN General Assembly 2nd session convenes (1st NYC-Flushing Meadows)
  • Oct 24 Netherlands & Indonesia sign cease fire
  • Oct 24 A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket, launched from Whites Sands US, takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • Oct 25 1st trial against nazi war criminals in Nuremberg
  • Oct 27 Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%)
  • Oct 28 German rocket engineers begin work in USSR