Monday 8 April 1946
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Catfish Hunter and Stuart Pankin.
Dragonwyck, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 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.
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Which were the important events of 8 April 1946 ?
- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Catfish Hunter: American baseball player, a right-handed pitcher who played with the Kansas City / Oakland Athletics (1965–1974) and the New York Yankees (1975–1979).
- Stuart Pankin: American actor.
- Stuart Pankin in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl - Dinosaurs).
- Tim Thomerson: American actor and producer.
- League of Nations assembles for last time
- The last meeting of the League of Nations, the precursor of the United Nations, is held.
- Electricite de France, the world's largest utility company, is formed as a result of the nationalisation of a number of electricity producers, transporters and distributors.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1946 ?
Top #7 songs in the USA
- You Won't be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
- The Mad Boogie - Count Basie & His Orchestra
- Billy Eckstine - Prisoner of Love
- Personality - Bing Crosby (Eddie Condon Orchestra)
- Laughing on the Outside (Crying On the Inside) - Teddy Walters
- Sioux City Sue - Bing Crosby & Jesters
- Shoo-Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
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