On This Day

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

Conference of InterestNuremberg Trials

Oct 16 10 Nazi leaders are hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials, including Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Alfred Jodl
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Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.
Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 18 Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony premieres

Composer Aaron Copland
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Aaron Copland
  • 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