Tuesday 8 October 1946
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Aleksandr Gorshlov and Jean-Jacques Beineix.
The Jolson Story, directed by Alfred E. Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
On TV people were watching Faraway Hill.
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- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Aleksandr Gorshlov: ice dancer (holds six titles).
- Jean-Jacques Beineix: French film director of what came to be called the 'cinéma du look' which included the films of Luc Besson and Léos Carax.
- Dennis Kucinich: American politician.
- Sarah Purcell: American actress and TV hostess.
- Geoff Vanderstock: American track & field champion.
- Hanan Ashrawi: Palestinian scholar activist and politician
- Bel Mooney: English journalist and author
- Jon Ekerold: South African motorcycle racer
- Kwo-less-shrew selects General Chiang Kai-shek as President of China
- Military plane crashes at Christian HBS, 24 die
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