Friday 5 July 1946
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
A Stolen Life, directed by Curtis Bernhardt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
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- Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
- Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
- Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
- Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
- Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
- Armenia: Constitution Day (1995)
- Czech Republic and Slovakia: Arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia (around 863).
- Gerardus 't Hooft: Dutch physicist, Nobel laureate.
- Karla Conway: American model and artist Karla Jo Musacchia used the name Karla Conway for her appearance as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its April 1966 issue.
- Paul Smith: British fashion designer.
- Pierre-Marc Johnson: Canadian lawyer physician and politician 24th Premier of Quebec.
- Gerard Hooft: Dutch physicist and academic Nobel Prize laureate.
- Vladimir Zakharov: Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 2013)
- The bikini is re-introduced in Paris, France (it was a Roman invention).
- Bikinis go on sale in Paris.
- Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini becomes the first American saint to be canonized.
- Howard Hughes nearly dies in a test flight of the Hughes XF-11 and crashes it in a suburban Beverly Hills neighborhood because of a propeller malfunction.
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