Saturday 4 May 1946
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Renee Powell and Gary Bauer conservative American politician.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 May 1946 ?
- Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
- Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- International Firefighters' Day.
- Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
- People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- Blessed Catherine of Park
- Saint Judas Cyriacus
- Saint Florian
- Saint Godehard
- Saint Monica of Hippo (d. 387)
- Saint Ethelred
- Saint Silvianus
- Saint Titianus
- Saint Willerik
- Saint John Houghton, Saint Robert Lawrence, Saint Augustine Webster, Saint Richard Reynolds, and Saint John Hale; all put to death in 1535.
- Saint Malou
- The Netherlands - Remembrance of the Dead.
- Renee Powell: LPGA golfer.
- Gary Bauer conservative American politician: former presidential candidate.
- Cadou Gilles: Belgian hockey player known as Cadou.
- Ville Komsi: Finnish politician, Green Party activist and Member of Parliament.
- Yves Lecoq: French actor, humorist, and mimic.
- John Barnard: English car designer
- Gary Bauer: American political activist
- John Watson: Northern Irish racecar driver
- 5 die in a 2 day riot at Alcatraz prison in SF bay
- 72nd Kentucky Derby: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:06.6.
- In San Francisco Bay, U.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Navy Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison. Five people are killed in the riot.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1946 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Gypsy - Hildegarde (Guy Lombardo Orchestra)
- Ink Spots - The Gypsy
- Bumble Boogie - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
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