Tuesday 6 August 1946
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dusty Rhodes and Roh Moo-hyun.
The Time of Their Lives, directed by Charles Barton, 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 King's Party Line.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 August 1946 ?
- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
- St. Pastor
- Bolivia - Independence Day
- United Arab Emirates - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day
- Japan - Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) - Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
- St. Xystus/Sixtus
- Dusty Rhodes: Australian baseball coach (1996 Olympics).
- Roh Moo-hyun: 16th President of South Korea (d. 2009).
- Judy Craig: American singer (The Chiffons).
- Allan Holdsworth: English guitarist songwriter and producer (UK The Tony Williams Lifetime HoBoLeMa and Tempest).
- Masaaki Sakai: Japanese actor and singer (The Spiders).
- Tony Lazzeri: American baseball player and manager (d. 1946).
- US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1946 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Frank Sinatra - Five Minutes More
- Bing Crosby & Andrews Sisters - South America, Take It Away
- Just the Other Day - Sam Donahue & His Orchestra
- Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai) - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
- I Know - Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra
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