Thursday 2 May 1946
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Suchet and Ralf Gothoni.
The Postman Always Rings Twice, directed by Tay Garnett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
while The King's General by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hour Glass.
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Which were the important events of 2 May 1946 ?
- Saint Zoe
- Saint Mafalda
- Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
- Saint Germanus
- Saints Exuperius and Zoe
- Saint Boris
- Saint Athanasius
- Indonesia - Indonesia National Education Day
- Iran - Teacher's Day
- Slovenia - second day of Labour Day
- Madrid Region - Day of the Region.
- Bah�'f Faith: Last day of the Festival of Ridv�n
- Poland - Flag Day, an official holiday to honour the Flag of Poland
- saint tsar Boris
- David Suchet: English actor and producer.
- Ralf Gothoni
- Lesley Gore: Pop Singer.
- Indrek Tart: Estonian sociologist and poet.
- Lesley Gore in Tenafly: New Jersey, USA; singer ("It's My Party").
- Scott Holden: American noted family, the son of William Holden and Brenda Marshall.
- Peter Benson: American psychologist and academic (d. 2011).
- Prisoners begin revolt at Alcatraz prison in California.
- The ''Battle of Alcatraz'' takes place, killing two guards and three inmates.
- Six inmates unsuccessfully try to escape from Alcatraz Prison. A riot occurs, the so-called quotBattle of Alcatrazquot.
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Top #4 songs in the USA
- In the Moon Mist - Pied Pipers
- Dinah Shore - The Gypsy
- Sioux City Sue - Kate Smith
- Gypsy - Hildegarde (Guy Lombardo Orchestra)
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