Thursday 8 August 1946
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 8, 1946). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include French W Weisglas and John C. Mather.
Swamp Fire, directed by William H. Pine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
On TV people were watching Musical Contrasts.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 8 August 1946
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Which were the important events of 8 August 1946 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- John C. Mather: Scientist.
- French W Weisglas: Dutch MP (VVD).
- Robin M Tallon: (Rep-D-South Carolina, 1983- ).
- James W Lewis: American convicted extortionist.
- Joe Bethancourt: American singer-songwriter (d. 2014).
- Dreyfuss family, owners of Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900, sells club to Frank McKinney and John Galbreath for $25 million
- First flight of the Convair B-36.