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 Ginette Reno and Jean-Luc Erta.
The Postman Always Rings Twice, directed by Tay Garnett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
while The King's General by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- 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.
- Ginette Reno: French Canadian author, composer, singer, and actress.
- 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.
- 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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Top #3 songs in the USA
- In the Moon Mist - Pied Pipers
- Dinah Shore - The Gypsy
- Sioux City Sue - Kate Smith
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