Saturday 21 December 1946
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Beast with Five Fingers, directed by Robert Florey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
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- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Carl Wilson: American musician, one of the three brothers who formed "The Beach Boys" along with their cousin Mike Love and pal, Al Jardine.
- Roy Karch: American director producer and screenwriter.
- Christopher Keene: American conductor (Born 1946).
- Kevin Peek: Australian guitarist and songwriter (Sky) (d. 2013).
- Christopher Keene in Berkeley: California, USA; conductor (La Traviata).
- Josh Mostel: New York, United States -- Actor (Windy City, Animal Behavior, Money Pit)
- C Jérôme: French pop singer.
- Carl Dean Wilson in Hawthorne: California, USA; rock vocalist (Beach Boys - "Barbie", "Good Vibrations").
- Cristina Matalon: Italian homicide, a woman who killed her husband Antonio, son Paolo and their dog, Zar, before killing herself with her husband's gun, 31 August 2001, 13:30 in Milan. Antonio was a provincial fascist leader and local businessman and the family was known as being close, making the tragedy inexplicable. The only possible reason seemed to be that Cristina had been troubled by depression for some time.
- If the Shoe Fits closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
- Earthquake in South Japan kills 1,086.
- Frank Capra's movie It's a Wonderful Life premieres in theaters in the USA.
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