Saturday 14 December 1946
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anthonius A M "Ton" Kors and Patty Duke [Anna Marie] in Elmhurst.
It's a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
On TV people were watching Let's Celebrate.
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- R.C. Saints - Memorial of Saint John of the Cross
- Anthonius A M "Ton" Kors: Dutch writer (Hannie Schaft).
- Patty Duke [Anna Marie] in Elmhurst: New York, USA; actress (Miracle Worker).
- Jackie McCauley: in North Ireland; rock pianist (Them Coleraine).
- Ruth Fuchs German Democratic Republic javelin thrower (Olympics-2 gold-1972: 1976).
- Joyce Vincent Wilson in Detroit: Michigan, USA; singer (Tony Orlando and Dawn).
- Stanley R Smith tennis champion (Wimbledon 1972: US Open-1971).
- Jane Birkin: British actress and noted family, the sister of writer-director Andrew Birkin who put out "Blow-Up" in 1966. She played in light film roles and later accumulated stature as a respectable talent in France up to the '90s. She had a daughter, Charlotte Gainsbourg, with composer-director Serge Gainsbourg. Charlotte also became an actress.
- Patty Duke: American actress, on-screen from 1958 at age 12. As a juvenile, she won the Oscar as Best Supporting Actress in "The Miracle Worker," 1962. Cast on Broadway in the same play, she lived with her agents, the Rosses, who manipulated her throughout her adolescence. She was given pills and alcohol, used and abused, berated and subjected to attempted sexual abuse, creating an anxious and depressed child. For years she had episodes of depression and suicide attempts, being diagnosed as manic-depressive
- Sanjay Gandhi: Indian politician and noted family, the second son of Indira Ghandi and grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru. He served as M.P. for only six months and as one of the General Secretaries of the Congress Party for barely ten days before his sudden death, leaving a vacuum that his grieving mother and her supporters hoped that his brother Rajiv would fill. On 6/23/1980 he was flying in a daredevil stunt over New Delhi when he lost control of his Pitts aerobatic bi-plane and it crashed.
- Stan Smith: American tennis player and champion of the Men's Singles at Wimbledon in 1972.
- Stanley Smith: Actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
- Peter Lorimer:
- Antony Beevor: English historian and author
- Oral Çalışlar: Turkish journalist and author
- John Prez: English conductor and composer
- Ruth Fuchs: German javelin thrower and politician
- Michael Ovitz: American talent agent co-founded Creative Artists Agency
- Jenny Sullivan: American actress
- Joyce Wilson: American singer (Tony Orlando and Dawn and Former Ladies of the Supremes)
- Three to Make Ready closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 performances
- Togo made a trusteeship territory of UN
- UN General Assembly votes to establish UN HQs in New York City
- United Nations General Assembly votes to establish United Nations headquarters in New York City, New York.
- The United Nations General Assembly votes to establish its headquarters in New York City.
- The International Labour Organization becomes a specialized agency of the United Nations.
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