Events in year of 1946

  • 01-01Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
  • 01-01ENIAC, US 1st computer finished by Mauchly / Eckert
  • 01-01National Assembly proclaims Hungary a Republic
  • 01-05"Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances
  • 01-06Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
  • 01-07Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union
  • 01-09"Would-Be Gentleman" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 01-101st radar contact with Moon
  • 01-10UN General Assembly meets for 1st time (London)
  • 01-10US Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, New Jersey
  • 01-11Bert Bell becomes 2nd NFL commissioner, moves Chicago HQ to Philadelphia
  • 01-12"Polonaise" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • 01-12NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to Los Angeles
  • 01-142 jetties collapse in Ganges-160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed
  • 01-17United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting
  • 01-20F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government
  • 01-21"Nellie Bly" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 01-22US President sets up CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • 01-23Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, becomes 1st Director of CIA
  • 01-25United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor
  • 01-301st issue of Franklin Roosevelt dime
  • 01-31Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a Federal Republic
  • 02-01Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zolt n Tildy as communist President
  • 02-01Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, becomes 1st Secretary General of UN
  • 02-02"Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 02-06"Lute Song" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 142 performances
  • 02-07Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC bill
  • 02-08Premier Salazar of Portugal forbids opposition parties
  • 02-09Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms
  • 02-101st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum

People born in year of 1946

  • 01-01Manfred Stengl: Austria -- 2 man lugist (1960 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-04Bernard Sumner: Rocker (New Order-Round & Round)
  • 01-05"Crazy Barret Diamond" Syd: Rocker (Pink Floyd)
  • 01-06Harold Jackson: Hattiesburg, Mississippi -- NFL wide receiver (LA, New Engl)
  • 01-06Roger Keith [Syd] Barrett: Lead guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in Wall)
  • 01-06Syd Barrett: Cambridge, England -- Rocker (Pink Floyd-Wall)
  • 01-07Andy Brown: Rock drummer (Fortunes Birmingham)
  • 01-08Kathleen Noone: Actress (All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing)
  • 01-08Robbie Kreiger: Los Angeles, California -- Guitarist (Doors-Come on Baby Light My Fire)
  • 01-08Tod Brannan: VP (Logos Network Corp)
  • 01-09Leo Gullotta: Actor (Sinbad of the 7 Seas)
  • 01-10Alexis Nihon, Jr.: Bahamas -- Wrestler (1968 Olympics)
  • 01-10Aynsley Dunbar: Rocker (Journey, Jefferson Starship)
  • 01-10Bob Lang: Rock bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders)
  • 01-11Ludmila Poradnik: USSR -- Team handball (1976, 80 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-11Tony Kaye: Rocker (Yes)
  • 01-12Cynthia Robinson: Rock trumpeteer (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
  • 01-12George Duke: San Rafael, California -- Rocker
  • 01-16Michael L Coats: Sacramento, California -- Captain US Navy / astr (STS 41-D, 29, 39)
  • 01-18Katia Ricclarelli: Actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot)
  • 01-19Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin: Russian Cosmonaut
  • 01-19Julian Barnes: England, United Kingdom -- Writer (Before She Met Me)
  • 01-24Hubert M "Jubi" Kirindongo: Curacaos sculptor / painter
  • 01-24John Harrison: South Africa correspondent (BBC)
  • 01-24Michael Ontkean: Vancouver, British Columbia -- Actor (Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks)
  • 01-25Josephine M Verspaget: Sociologist / Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 01-25Ronnie Brandon: Rocker (McCoys)
  • 01-25Silvio Blatter: Writer
  • 01-26Christopher Hampton: Azores -- Playwright (Oviri, Hotel du Lac)
  • 01-26Timothy Clifford: Director (National Galleries of Scotland)

People died in year of 1946

  • 01-03William Joyce: (Lord Haw Haw), hanged in Britain for treason
  • 01-04Barney Oldfield: Daredevil, dies at 67
  • 01-09Countee Cullen: US Poet (Black Christ, One Way to Heaven), dies at 42
  • 01-16Johanna HC Albregt: Actress / Wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71
  • 01-17Gottfried Rudinger: Composer, dies at 59
  • 01-23Feliks Nowowiejski: Composer, dies at 68
  • 01-23Matteo Giulio Bartoli: Linguist, dies at 72
  • 01-29Harry L Hopkins: US Minister of Business (Loan & Lease law), dies at 55
  • 01-29Sidney James Jones: Composer, dies at 84
  • 02-01Hans Betghe: Writer, dies at 70
  • 02-04Margarete Boie: Writer
  • 02-05George Arliss: Actor / writer (Dr Syn, Voltaire), dies at 77
  • 02-08Miles Mander: Actor / director (Murder, 3 Musketeers), dies at 57
  • 02-20Hugh Allen: Musician
  • 03-12Philip Merivale: Dies at 59
  • 03-13Abraham Bredius: Dutch art Historian (Rembrandt), dies at 90
  • 03-13Thomas Frederick Dunhill: Composer, dies at 69
  • 03-13Werner von Blomberg: German Minister of Reichswehr, dies at 67
  • 03-16Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl: Dutch Nazi propagandist, executed at 61
  • 03-19Amir Hamzah: Indonesian Poet (Buah Rindu), dies at 35
  • 03-22Clemens A von Galen: Bishop of Munster / anti fascist, dies at 68
  • 03-23Alexandru Zirra: Composer, dies at 62
  • 03-24Alexander A Aljechin: World chess champ (1927-35, 37-46), dies at 53
  • 03-24Gustaf Heintze: Composer, dies at 66
  • 03-30John S S P V Gort: Viscount of Limerick / Hamsterley, dies at 59
  • 04-01Noah Beery: Actor (Beau Geste, Cimarron Kid, Mammy), dies at 62
  • 04-03Masaharu Homma: Lieutenant General (responsible for Bataan Death March), executed
  • 04-05Vincent Millie Youmans: US Composer (Tea For Two), dies at 47
  • 04-12August Borms: Flemish Nazi collaborator, executed at 67
  • 04-12F Guicciardi: Writer

Events in year of 1947

  • 01-01Benelux agress to work related issues
  • 01-01Britain nationalizes its coal industry
  • 01-01WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, DC (MET) begins broadcasting
  • 01-02Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali
  • 01-031st opening session of Congress to be televised
  • 01-03William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
  • 01-04"Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 01-04"Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances
  • 01-06Ray Lindwall smashes 100 vs. England in MCG Test
  • 01-08Gen George Marshall becomes Secretary of State
  • 01-08Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game
  • 01-09"Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
  • 01-10British stop ships Independence and In-Gathering from landing in Israel
  • 01-10Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard
  • 01-16Vincent Aurial elected President of France
  • 01-17Muiden Netherlands ammunition factory explodes, 16 die
  • 01-18"Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
  • 01-18Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)
  • 01-18Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400
  • 01-19SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
  • 01-20Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes Deputy Director of CIA
  • 01-21"Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
  • 01-221st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood, California
  • 01-22KTLA TV channel 5 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 01-24NFL adds 5th official (back judge) and allows sudden death in playoffs
  • 01-26KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die
  • 01-28"Bay Psalm" book auctioned for a record $151,000
  • 02-01Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of Christian-dems and communists
  • 02-01Dmitri Shostakovitch named Professor at Conservatory of Leningrad
  • 02-031st black reporter in Congressional press gallery (Percival Prattis)

People born in year of 1947

  • 01-01Alexei Ivanovich Bobrov: Russia -- Cosmonaut
  • 01-01Gary "BB" Coleman: Blues vocal / guitarist / producer
  • 01-01Peter Lankhorst: Dutch MP (PPR)
  • 01-01Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov: Rus Cosmonaut (Soyuz T-8, TM-4, STS 63)
  • 01-02Aleksandr Tikhonova: USSR -- Biathalon relay (1968, 72, 76, 80 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-02Calvin Hill: NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 01-02Lanny Bassham: United States -- Rifle-3 position (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-03Sergey Filipovich Protchenko: Russian Cosmonaut
  • 01-04J Danforth Quayle: (Sen-R-Ind, 44th VP 1989-93) / rich draft dodger
  • 01-05Michael DeWine: (Rep-R-Ohio, 1983- )
  • 01-06Ian Millar: Halifax, Nova Scotia -- Dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Olympics - 1996)
  • 01-07David Porcelijn: Dutch composer / conductor
  • 01-08Igor Ivanov: Leningrad, Russia -- Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985- )
  • 01-10George Alec Effinger: United States -- Sci-fi author (Nick of Time)
  • 01-11Anna Calder-Marshall: Kensington, England -- Actress (Zulu Dawn)
  • 01-11Bryan Robson: English international soccer star
  • 01-12Tom Dempsey: NFL record-holder (longest field goal, 63 yards)
  • 01-13John Lees: England, United Kingdom -- Rock guitarist / vocalist (Medicine Man)
  • 01-13Peter Sundelin: Sweden -- Yachtsmen (1968 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-14Bill Weberniuk: Canadian snookers player
  • 01-15Andrea Martin: Portland, Maine -- Comediene (SCTV, Club Paradise)
  • 01-15Pete Waterman: Rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
  • 01-16Georgette Mosbacher: CEO (La Prairie cosmetics)
  • 01-16Juliet Berto: Grenoble, France -- Actress (Le Sex Shop)
  • 01-17Gail Toushin: LPGA golfer
  • 01-17Jane Elliot: NYC, New York -- Actress (Baby Boom, General Hospital, Knots Landing)
  • 01-17Todd Susman: St. Louis, Missouri -- Actor (Goodnight Beantown)
  • 01-17Ulysses Dove: Dancer / choreographer
  • 01-19Alessandro Haber: Actor (China is Near)
  • 01-19Ann Compton: News reporter (ABC TV)

People died in year of 1947

  • 01-04Forrest Reid: Irish Author / critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71
  • 01-09Karl Mannheim: Sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53
  • 01-09Lambertus Zijl: Sculptor (Merchant Exchange-Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • 01-12Jonas Cohn: German / English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77
  • 01-13Veit Valentin: German / US Historian (German People), dies at 61
  • 01-20Josh Gibson: Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35
  • 01-23Pierre Bonnard: French Painter / illustrator, dies at 79
  • 01-24Felix Timmermans: Writer / Painter (Gift from St Nicholas), dies at 60
  • 01-25Al Capone: Chicago gangster, dies of syphilis at 48
  • 01-26Grace Moore: US soprano / actress (1 Night of Life), dies at 45
  • 01-26Gustav Adolf: Crown Prince of Sweden, dies in air crash
  • 01-28Reynaldo Hahn: Composer, dies at 72
  • 01-30Frederick F Blackman: English botanist, dies at 80
  • 02-03Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg: Austrian soprano / director, dies at 74
  • 02-03Marc A "Pete" Mitscher: US Lieutenant Admiral (WWII-Task Force 58), dies at 60
  • 02-05Ganzefles: Dutch Nazi spy / Jews hunter, executed
  • 02-05Hans Fallada: Writer, dies at 53
  • 02-06Albert JM Bakker: Dutch actor (Teun the night watch), dies at 82
  • 02-06Luigi Russolo: Composer, dies at 61
  • 02-08Ernest Samuel Williams: Composer, dies at 65
  • 02-12Sidney Toler: Actor (Charlie Chan, Dark Alibi), dies at 72
  • 02-25Friedrich Paschen: German physicist, dies at 82
  • 02-26Ben Webster: Actor (Old Curiosity Shop), dies at 82
  • 03-01J Boogaard: Nazi collaborator, executed
  • 03-05Alfredo Casella: Italian Composer / conductor (La Giara), dies at 63
  • 03-06Ludwig Weber: Composer, dies at 55
  • 03-11Victor Hely-Hutchinson: Composer, dies at 45
  • 03-19Willem F J Pijper: Dutch Composer / critic, dies at 52
  • 03-28Rudolph Hermann Simonsen: Composer, dies at 57
  • 04-01George II: King of Greece, dies at 56