Sunday 22 December 1946
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pamela Courson and Roberta Speer.
Stairway to Heaven, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
while The River Road by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Campus Hoopla.
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- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
- Pamela Courson: American news figure, the common-law wife of Jim Morrison for many years.
- Roberta Speer: LPGA golfer.
- Rick Nielsen in Rockford: Illinois, USA; rock vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick).
- Yves Lagane: French Vice-Admiral in the French Navy for thirty years.
- Patrick Russel: French alpine skier, he had nine individual victories (slalom and giant slalom) in World Cup and was twice silver medalist in the World Championships (Val Gardena 1970), belonging to the French "dream team" with Augert, Lafforgue.
- Bal Negre closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
- Cleveland Browns beat the New York Yankees 14-9 in AAFC championship game
- The Havana Conference begins between U.S. organized crime bosses in Havana, Cuba.
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