Wednesday 2 October 1946
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Jacques Aillagon and Bruno Bich.
Caesar and Cleopatra, directed by Gabriel Pascal, 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 Faraway Hill.
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- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Jean-Jacques Aillagon: French politician, a close confidant of Jacques Chirac and member of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) political party.
- Bruno Bich
- Marie-Georges Pascal: French actress (d. 1985).
- GenSonthi Boonyaratglin: President of Council for National Security and Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Army.
- Jacques Baudou: French editor, literary critic, and essayist.
- Sonthi Boonyaratglin: Thai general and politician.
- Peter Kellner: English journalist and author.
- Eric Peterson: Canadian actor.
- Jo-El Sonnier: American singer-songwriter and accordion player.
- Jo-el Sonnier: Rayne, Louisiana -- Country singer (Louisiana).
- Roger Jett: Cumberland, Maryland -- Actor (Smithereens).
- 1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont
- Communists take over in Bulgaria.
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Frank Sinatra - The Coffee Song
- Rumors Are Flying - Betty Jane Rhodes
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