Wednesday January 16, 1946

US date format: 1/16/1946, UK date format: 16/1/1946

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 16, 1946). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Graham Masterton and Michael L Coats in Sacramento. A Letter for Evie, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946 On TV people were watching Casper the Friendly Ghost.
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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A Letter for Evie

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Marsha Hunt, John Carroll, Hume Cronyn, Spring Byington

Terror by Night

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey

Country: United States of America

Three Strangers

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Joan Lorring

Country: United States of America

Tarzan and the Leopard Woman

Directed by: Kurt Neumann

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Acquanetta

The Flying Serpent

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: George Zucco, Ralph Lewis, Hope Kramer, Eddie Acuff


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 16, 1946?


  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand


  • Charles de Gaulle resigns as a head of a French provisional government.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Casper the Friendly Ghost

It's a Gift

Starring: John Reed King

Country: United States of America

Composer at the Piano

Starring: Annette Mills, Alan Murray, Eleanor Fayre, Leslie Julian Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

On Stage, Everybody (1945 TV Series)

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