Tuesday 19 March 1946
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marie-Françoise Bechtel and Ruth Pointer.
To Each His Own, directed by Mitchell Leisen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 March 1946 ?
- Saint Adeltrudis (d.670)
- Saint Landoald
- Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain.
- Roman Catholicism and Church of England - Saint Joseph's Day for Saint Joseph of Nazareth, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, stepfather of Jesus; patron saint of Belgium, a good death, carpenters hence also (alternative) Father's Day in Spain, Portugal, Belgium
- Mojoday in Discordianism
- The swallows return to Mission San Juan Capistrano in California.
- The first day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- Marie-Françoise Bechtel: French politician, MP, member of the Citizens' Movement and the Republican and Citizen Movement.
- Ruth Pointer: American singer, one of four sisters who made their mark across the spectrum from soul to scat, country, jazz and pop, R&B singers and songwriters.
- Paul Atkinson: rock guitarist (Zombies - "Never Even Thought").
- Bigas Luna: Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2013).
- Jack Schaeffer: American singer saxophonist and producer (Royale Monarchs).
- Amir Hamzah: Indonesian Poet (Buah Rindu), dies at 35.
- Nicolai Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as President of the USSR
- French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion become overseas departements of France.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1946 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- One-Zy, Two-Zy (I Love You-Zy) - Phil Harris
- Oh! What it Seemed to Be - Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra
- McNamara's Band - Bing Crosby & Jesters
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