Sunday 28 April 1946
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Luc Erta and Pierre-Henri Gourgeon.
The Postman Always Rings Twice, directed by Tay Garnett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
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Which were the important events of 28 April 1946 ?
- Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
- National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
- Peter Chanel
- Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
- Saints Vitalis and Valeria
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Theodora and Didymus
- World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which developed from the Canadian observance.
- National Day of Mourning in Canada to commemorate workers killed, injured, or suffering illness due to occupational hazards and accidents.
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Jam�l (Beauty) - First day of the third month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Roman Empire - first day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Jean-Luc Erta: French sommelier, awarded the title of 'Best Sommelier in France' in 1973.
- Pierre-Henri Gourgeon: French business leader.
- Mary Lowe: American businesswoman and philanthropist, the President and CEO of Maralo, LLC, a Houston, Texas independent oil and gas exploration and production company, since 1973.
- Ginette Reno: French Canadian author, composer, singer, and actress.
- Nour El-Sherif: Egyptian actor and producer (d. 2015).
- Larissa Grunig: American theorist and activist
- Louis Bachelier: French mathematician and theorist (d. 1946).
- Pestalozzi Children’s Village (''Kinderdorf Pestalozzi'') established at Trogen in Switzerland to accommodate and educate orphans of World War II according to Pestalozzian principles.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1946 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Dinah Shore - The Gypsy
- In the Moon Mist - Pied Pipers
- Sioux City Sue - Kate Smith
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