Thursday 19 December 1946
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 19, 1946). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Urich and Jean-Christophe Mitterrand.
13 Rue Madeleine, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
On TV people were watching Muffin the Mule.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 19 December 1946
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Which were the important events of 19 December 1946 ?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Robert Urich: American actor on radio, stage, film and 11 TV series, including "Vega$," 1978-81, "Spenser For Hire," 1985-88, "American Dreamer," 1990-91 and "Crossroads," 1992-93.
- Jean-Christophe Mitterrand: French noted family, the eldest son of President François Mitterand.
- Alain Pelosato
- Steven Biko: South African black student leader, dies in police custody.
- Rosemary Conley: English businesswoman, author and broadcaster.
- Robert Urich in Toronto: Ohio, USA; actor (SWAT, Spenser for Hire, Vega$).
- Michael Elphick: British actor, comedian.
- Paul Langevin: French physicist, best remembered for his work on the theory of magnetic materials.
- Noel Cowards musical Pacific 1860, premieres in London
- War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi.
- Start of the First Indochina War.
- Viet Minh forces begin a war against French occupying forces in Vietnam, succeeding in 1954 with France's surrender at Dien Bien Phu.
- Frank Capra's ''It's a Wonderful Life'', featuring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, and Thomas Mitchell, is released in New York.
- At least 1,362 people are killed in an earthquake and associated tsunami in Japan.