Sunday 1 December 1946
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dominique Poitout and Jacques Botherel.
Till the Clouds Roll By, directed by Richard Whorf, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
On TV people were watching Pinwright's Progress.
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- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Dominique Poitout: French orthopedic surgeon and educator, whose achievements include research into pelvic hip and knee arthroplaty, traumatology, allografts of bone, cartilage and ligaments and orthopedic oncology.
- Jacques Botherel: .
- Jonathan Katz: American comedian and actor.
- Kemal Kurspahić: Bosnian journalist and author.
- Gilbert O'Sullivan: Irish singer-songwriter and pianist.
- Australia compiles 645 versus India at the Gabba (Donald Bradman 187).
- Miguel Alemán Valdés takes office as President of Mexico.
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