Monday 1 July 1946
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ron Silver and Mick Aston.
A Stolen Life, directed by Curtis Bernhardt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
On TV people were watching For the Children.
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- 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.
- Ron Silver: NYC, New York -- Actor (Gary-Rhoda, Entity, Silkwood, Best Friends).
- Mick Aston: English archaeologist and academic (d. 2013).
- Masaharu Satō: Japanese voice actor.
- 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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