Thursday 1 August 1946
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 1, 1946). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rick Coonce and Boz Burrell.
Notorious, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
On TV people were watching Musical Contrasts.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 1 August 1946
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Which were the important events of 1 August 1946 ?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- Rick Coonce: American drummer (The Grass Roots) (d. 2011).
- Boz Burrell: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (King Crimson and Bad Company) (d. 2006).
- Richard O Covey in Fayetteville: Arkansas, USA; US Air Force / astronaut (STS 51I, 26, 38).
- Alfred Piergallini: American economist and CEO of Gerber Products, an infant foods wholesaler, products manufacturer and clothing maker.
- J Guillermo: Ex-husband of Princess Christina of the Netherlands.
- Sandi Griffiths: American singer.
- Fiona Stanley: Australian epidemiologist and academic.
- Richard Covey: American colonel pilot and astronaut.
- Tom Loeffler: (Rep-R-Texas, 1979- ).
- Andrei Vlasov: Russian General (Red Army, Wehrmacht) executed at 45.
- President Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
- US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1946 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai) - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
- South America, Take It Away - Bing Crosby & Andrews Sisters
- Frank Sinatra - Five Minutes More
- Just the Other Day - Sam Donahue & His Orchestra
- I Know - Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra