Tuesday 8 October 1946
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Jolson Story, directed by Alfred E. Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
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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
- Sarah Purcell: American actress and TV hostess.
- 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.
- Hanan Ashrawi: Palestinian scholar activist and politician.
- Bel Mooney: English journalist and author.
- Jon Ekerold: South African motorcycle racer.
- Geoff Vanderstock: American track & field champion. He was once the World Record holder in the 400 metres hurdles.
- Dennis Kucinich: American politician. Kucinich was elected to the Cleveland City council at age 23. In 1977, at age 31, he was elected mayor of Cleveland, at the time the youngest person to be elected head of a major U.S. city. He lost his re-election bid in 1979 when the banks in Cleveland forced the city into default after Kucinich refused, on principle, to sell the city's municipally-owned electric company to a private competitor.
- Aleksandr Gorshlov: ice dancer (holds six titles).
- Kwo-less-shrew selects General Chiang Kai-shek as President of China
- Military plane crashes at Christian HBS, 24 die
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