On This Day

1946 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 261 of 261

  • Oct 10 Max Frisch' "Die Chinesische Mauer" premieres in Zurich
  • Oct 14 Netherland & Indonesia sign cease fire

Conference of InterestNuremberg Trials

Oct 16 10 Nazi leaders are hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg war 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.
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  • 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 27 Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%)
  • Oct 28 German rocket engineers begin work in USSR
  • Nov 1 Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
  • Nov 1 West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created
  • Nov 1 Karol Wojtyla is ordained to Catholic priesthood

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 Emperor Hirohito proclaims a new Japanese constitution

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • Nov 4 United Nations Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) formed

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 5 John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) elected to US House of Representatives

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 6 Karol Wojtyla (future Pope John Paul II) holds his first Mass as newly ordained Catholic priest in Wawel Cathedral's crypt

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 8 Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 US President Harry Truman ends wage/price freeze

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Nov 10 Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election
  • Nov 12 A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.
  • Nov 13 First artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, Massachusetts
  • Nov 14 Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11
  • Nov 15 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Nov 20 Lillian Hellman's play "Another Part of the Forest" premieres in NYC

Playwright Lillian Hellman
Playwright
Lillian Hellman
  • Nov 21 Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria
  • Nov 21 Harry Truman becomes 1st US President to travel in a submerged sub
  • Nov 23 French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000
  • Nov 23 The Workers Party of South Korea is founded

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 27 Peter Fraser's Labour government wins a second term in New Zealand's general elections

New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser
New Zealand Prime Minister
Peter Fraser
  • Nov 28 French Fourth Republic government led by Georges Bidault resigns
  • Nov 28 Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert sentenced to death
  • Nov 29 Minister Drees begins emergency rule of old age facilities

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 US government asks UN to order dictator Francisco Franco out of Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Dec 5 US President Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808
  • Dec 7 Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119
  • Dec 8 US Army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • Dec 11 Spain suspended from UN
  • Dec 11 UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
  • Dec 12 Ice plant collapses, shearing a tenement building & burying 38
  • Dec 12 'Tide' detergent introduced

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 12 UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • Dec 13 Léon Blum elected French premier
  • Dec 14 Togo made a trusteeship territory of UN
  • Dec 14 UN General Assembly votes to establish UN HQs in New York City

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 French fashion designer Christian Dior and his backer Marcel Boussac found fashion house Christian Dior

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Dec 16 Thailand joins the United Nations
  • Dec 17 US V-2 rocket reaches 183 km, White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico
  • Dec 18 TV's 1st network dramatic serial "Faraway Hill" ends 2 month run in US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • Dec 21 Earthquake in South Japan, kills 1,086
  • Dec 21 Morton Gould's "Minstrel Show" premieres in Indianapolis
  • Dec 23 Belgian Council of State forms
  • Dec 23 Highest ridership in NYC subway history (8.8 million passengers)
  • Dec 23 University of Tennessee refuses to play Duquesne University after they suggested they may use a black player in their basketball game
  • Dec 24 US General MacNarney gives 800,000 "minor Nazis" amnesty
  • Dec 24 French Fourth Republic is founded
  • Dec 25 Constitution accepted in Taiwan
  • Dec 26 Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens (start of an era)
  • Dec 31 French troops leave Lebanon
  • Dec 31 US President Harry Truman officially proclaims end of WW II

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 295 of 295

  • Sep 2 Marty Grebb, rocker (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 3 Peter Morris, English historian of France (d. 1997)
  • Sep 6 Bryan D. O'Connor, U.S. Marine Corps colonel and astronaut (STS 61B, STS 40), born in Orange, California
  • Sep 9 Pete Gavin, English rocker (Heads Hands & Feet), born in London
  • Sep 10 Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician, born in Villeneuve-le-Roi, France
  • Sep 14 Jim Angle, American journalist and television reporter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 15 Oliver Stone, American director (Wall St, Good Morning Vietnam, Platoon), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 15 Howard Waldrop, American sci-fi author
  • Sep 16 John Walton, Baron Walton of Detchant, British physician (Warden of Green College Oxford) (d. 2016)
  • Sep 16 Mike Reynolds, Australian politician (Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland 2006-09), born in Manly, New South Wales
  • Sep 17 Michael Jack, British Conservative Party politician and minister of state-home office, born in Folkestone, Kent, England
  • Sep 18 Alan "Bam" King, English rocker, born in Muswell Hill, North London
  • Sep 21 Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Sep 22 Daniel E "Dan" Lungren, (Rep-R-California, 1979-88)
  • Sep 22 Dan Baker, American public address announcer
  • Sep 23 Franz Fischler, Austrian politician
  • Sep 26 Andrea Dworkin, American radical feminist (Pornography: Men Possessing Women), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Sep 26 Christine Todd Whitman, American politician (50th Governor of New Jersey), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 26 Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician, born in Chokpur, Taplejung, Nepal
  • Sep 27 Peter H Kostmayer, (Rep-D-PA, 1977-81, 83- )
  • Sep 27 Ronald Fox, senior partner (Fox Williams)
  • Sep 27 T.C. Cannon, Kiowa/Caddo artist (d. 1978)
  • Sep 30 Claude Vorilhon, founder of Raelism, a ufo religion
  • Sep 30 William Thurston, Washington, mathematician (Fields Medal, 1982), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 4 Chuck Hagel, American politician
  • Oct 5 Zahida Hina, Pakistani columnist, born in Sahasram, Bihar, British India
  • Oct 6 Eddie Villanueva, JIL Spiritual Director, Owner of ZOE Broadcasting Network
  • Oct 6 Lloyd Doggett, American attorney and politician (US Representative, Democrat, Texas), born in Austin, Texas
  • Oct 7 Pengiran Anak Saleha, Queen of Brunei, born in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
  • Oct 7 Anita Shreve, American writer (Weight of Water, Past the Island; Drifting), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • Oct 8 Dennis Kucinich, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 10 Franco Malerba, Italian astronaut (STS 46), born in Genoa, Italy
  • Oct 10 Mildred Grieveson, English writer (Leopard in the Snow), born in England
  • Oct 10 Naoto Kan, Japanese politician (61st Prime Minister of Japan), born in Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Oct 11 Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • Oct 13 Edwina Currie, British politician (C), born in Liverpool
  • Oct 14 Craig Venter, American biotechnologist and geneticist (involved with the first draft sequence of the human genome), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oct 15 Stewart Stevenson, Scottish National Party politician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Oct 17 Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British stage producer
  • Oct 17 Adam Michnik, Polish activist
  • Oct 17 Drusilla Modjeska, Australian writer and editor
  • Oct 19 Philip Pullman, English writer
  • Oct 20 Elfriede Jelinek, writer
  • Oct 22 Richard Loncraine, director (Missionary, Deep Cover, Bellman & True)
  • Oct 22 Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon
  • Oct 23 Mel Martinez, American politician
  • Oct 27 Leslie Byrne, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oct 27 Steven R. Nagel, American astronaut, USAF (STS 51-G, 61-A, 37, 55), born in Canton, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Oct 27 Terry J. Hart, American astronaut (STS 41C), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 28 John Hewson, Australian politician
  • Oct 29 Strinivasa Moodley, South African anti-apartheid activist, born in Durban, Natal
  • Oct 30 Robert L. "Hoot" Gibson, American aviator, aeronautical engineer and astronaut (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71), born in Cooperstown, New York
  • Nov 1 Yuko Shimizu, Japanese illustrator (creator of Hello Kitty), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Nov 4 Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer, born in Floral Park, New York (d. 1989)
  • Nov 4 Laura Bush, U.S. First Lady (2001-09), born in Midland, Texas
  • Nov 5 Patricia K Kuhl, speech & hearing scientist
  • Nov 6 Fred Penner, Canadian children's entertainer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Nov 10 David Stockman, American politician and Reagan's ex-budget director, born in Fort Hood, Texas
  • Nov 10 Jack Ketchum [Dallas William Mayr], American horror fiction author (Off Season, Red, The Woman), born in Livingston, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Nov 11 Corrine Brown, American politician convicted on corruption charges (Rep-D-Florida 1993-2017), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nov 11 Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10, T-15, TM-10), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Nov 17 Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa
  • Nov 18 Alan Dean Foster, American sci-fi author (Midworld, Flinx in Flux)
  • Nov 20 Patriarch Kirill [Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev] Russian Orthodox church leader (2009-), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • Nov 22 Hans Kombrink, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Finance (PvdA)
  • Nov 23 Bobby L Rush, (Rep-D-Illinois)

Person of interestTed Bundy

Nov 24 Ted Bundy, American serial murderer during the 1970s, born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1989)

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • Nov 24 Penelope Jones Halsall (aka: Caroline Courtney, Melinda Wright, Lydia Hitchcock, Penny Jordan, Annie Groves)
  • Nov 26 Angus Suttie, English potter and teacher of art ceramics, born in Tealing, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • Nov 27 Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, 2nd President of Djibouti (1999-present), born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
  • Nov 28 Joe Dante, American film director (Matinee; Twilight Zone:The Movie; Police Squad; Gremlins), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Nov 28 Susan Spencer, American correspondent (48 Hours) [1946 approx], born in Memphis Tennessee
  • Nov 29 Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban poet
  • Nov 30 Marina Abramović, Serbian American performance artist, born in Belgrade, Serbia

Person of interestGianni Versace

Dec 2 Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (Versace), born in Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 1997)

Fashion Designer Gianni Versace
Fashion Designer
Gianni Versace
  • Dec 5 Andy Kim [Andrew Joachim], Canadian rocker (Baby, I Love You), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 8 Graham Knight, Scottish musician (Marmalade)
  • Dec 9 Sonia Gandhi, Italian-born Indian politician (President of the Indian National Congress 1998-2017), born in Lusiana, Veneto, Italy
  • Dec 10 Walter Orange, American rocker (Commodores-Too Hot to Trot), born in Florida
  • Dec 10 Thomas Lux, American poet (Split Horizon), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • Dec 12 George Santo Pietro, husband of Vanna White
  • Dec 16 Fred Borgman, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA), born in Aalsmeer, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Dec 17 Simon Bates, British disk jockey and radio presenter (BBC Radio 1, Classic FM), born in Birmingham, England
  • Dec 18 Stephen (Steve) Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist, born in Ginsberg Township (d. 1977)

Person of interestUri Geller

Dec 20 Uri Geller, Israeli magician and psychic known for bending forks, born in Tel Aviv, Israel

Psychic, illusionist Uri Geller
Psychic, illusionist
Uri Geller

Person of interestDick Wolf

Dec 20 Dick Wolf, American television series creator (Miami Vice, Law & Order), born in NYC, New York

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama TV Producer
Dick Wolf
  • Dec 22 Pamela Courson, American woman and long-term companion of Jim Morrison, born in Weed, California (d. 1974)
  • Dec 23 John Sullivan, English television scriptwriter, born in Balham, London (d. 2011)
  • Dec 24 Brenda Howard, American bisexual activist, born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2005)

Person of interestJeff Sessions

Dec 24 Jeff Sessions [Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III], American Republican politician, US Attorney General (2017-18) and Alabama Senator (1997-2017), born in Selma, Alabama

US Senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions
US Senator and Attorney General
Jeff Sessions
  • Dec 26 Gordon Edwards, rocker
  • Dec 28 Tim Johnson, American politician, senior senator from South Dakota
  • Dec 29 Paul Trible, American attorney & politician (Sen-R-Va), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 31 Pius Ncube, Zimbabwean human rights advocate, born in Filabusi, Zimbabwe

Person of interestDiane von Furstenberg

Dec 31 Diane von Furstenberg, Belgian-born American fashion designer (wrap dress), born in Brussels

Fashion Designer Diane von Furstenberg
Fashion Designer
Diane von Furstenberg

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Deaths in History