Friday 5 July 1946
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joël Sarlot and Paul Smith.
A Stolen Life, directed by Curtis Bernhardt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
while This Side of Innocence by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Face to Face.
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- Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
- Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
- Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
- Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
- Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
- Armenia: Constitution Day (1995)
- Czech Republic and Slovakia: Arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia (around 863).
- Joël Sarlot
- Paul Smith: British fashion designer.
- Pierre-Marc Johnson: Canadian lawyer physician and politician 24th Premier of Quebec.
- Gerard Hooft: Dutch physicist and academic Nobel Prize laureate.
- Vladimir Zakharov: Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 2013).
- Karla Conway: American model and artist Karla Jo Musacchia used the name Karla Conway for her appearance as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its April 1966 issue.
- Gerardus 't Hooft: Dutch physicist, Nobel laureate.
- The bikini is re-introduced in Paris, France (it was a Roman invention).
- Bikinis go on sale in Paris.
- Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini becomes the first American saint to be canonized.
- Howard Hughes nearly dies in a test flight of the Hughes XF-11 and crashes it in a suburban Beverly Hills neighborhood because of a propeller malfunction.
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