Monday 1 July 1946
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 1, 1946). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Catherine Weinzaepflen and Jean-Paul Bret.
Canyon Passage, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
On TV people were watching King's Party Line.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 1 July 1946
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Which were the important events of 1 July 1946 ?
- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
- Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
- Catherine Weinzaepflen
- Jean-Paul Bret
- Madeira Island
- Ron Silver: NYC, New York -- Actor (Gary-Rhoda, Entity, Silkwood, Best Friends).
- Erkki Tuomioja: Finnish sergeant and politician Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs.
- Rajah cedes Sarawak to British crown
- US drops atom bomb on Bikini atoll (4th atomic explosion).
- Nuclear testing: Operation Crossroads, a series of nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in Micronesia, is initiated by detonation of ''Able'' at an altitude of 520ampnbspfeet (158ampnbspm).
- Ankara University is founded in Turkey.
- After over 381 years of Western dominance, the Philippines attains full independence.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1946 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Gene Krupa & His Orchestra - Boogie Blues
- Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Coming) - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan