Saturday 2 February 1946
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Howard Bellamy in Darby and Alpha Oumar Konare.
Terror by Night, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
while The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janne was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching It's a Gift.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 February 1946 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
- St. Adelbald
- Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
- United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
- Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
- Paganism - Imbolc (in northern hemisphere), Lughnasadh (in southern hemisphere).
- Czech Republic - Hromnice.
- St. Cornelius
- France - CrOpe Day.
- Howard Bellamy in Darby: Florida, USA; vocalist (Bellamy Brothers - "Let Your Love Flow").
- Alpha Oumar Konare: Mali politician.
- John Armitt: English engineer and businessman.
- Alpha Konaré: Malian academic and politician 3rd President of Mali.
- Constantine Papadakis: Greek-American businessman and academic (d. 2009).
- Nellie Bly closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
- The US Navy Department announces US submarine fleet sunk 1,944 Japanese major vessels during the war, including 194 warships, killing 276,000. The Navy also admits that the US violated the 1930 London Naval Treaty in ordering unrestricted submarine warfare against Japan.
- The Hungarian Republic is proclaimed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1946 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Harry James & His Orchestra - I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
- Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! - Connee Boswell
- Andrews Sisters - Money is the Root of All Evil
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