Saturday 1 June 1946
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Carol Neblett in Modesto and Brian Cox.
The Stranger, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
while The River Road by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Chime Time.
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- Samoa - Independence Day 1962.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Carna.
- Children's Day in some countries.
- Commemoration of Justin Martyr (Anglican).
- Kenya Madaraka Day 1963.
- Tunisia - Constitution Day / Victory Day 1959.
- The Ascension in Eastern Christianity.
- Nirvana of Buddhists.
- Carol Neblett in Modesto: California, USA; soprano (New York City Opera).
- Brian Cox: Scottish actor, best known on stage and TV in the UK but also seen in a handful of films.
- Gérard Mégie: French researcher, specializing in atmospherics and climate, and Chairman of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) from 2000 to 2004.
- Jody Stecher: American singer.
- Ion Antonescu: Romanian field marshal and politician 43rd Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1946).
- 78th Belmont: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:30.8
- Spijkenisse soccer team forms in Spijkenisse
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