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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1946.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1946: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1946?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1946 US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).
  • 03 Aug 1946 Belgian government of Huysmans, forms
  • 04 Aug 1946 An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
  • 06 Aug 1946 US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court.
  • 07 Aug 1946 1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized
  • 08 Aug 1946 Dreyfuss family, owners of Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900, sells club to Frank McKinney and John Galbreath for $25 million
  • 13 Aug 1946 Britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus.
  • 16 Aug 1946 Great Calcutta blood bath - Moslem / Hindu riot (3-4,000 die)
  • 18 Aug 1946 Golf Writers Associaton of America formed.
  • 19 Aug 1946 Violence between Muslims and Hindus in Calcutta leaves 3,000 dead.
  • 22 Aug 1946 Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
  • 23 Aug 1946 13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)
  • 25 Aug 1946 28th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland Golf Club - Portland, Oregon
  • 26 Aug 1946 George Orwell published Animal Farm

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1946?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - I Know
  2. - Just the Other Day
  3. - Five Minutes More
  4. - South America, Take It Away
  5. - Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Notorious

Notorious

Release year: 1946

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

Country: United States of America

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

Release year: 1946

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers

Country: United States of America

The Time of Their Lives

The Time of Their Lives

Release year: 1946

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds, Binnie Barnes

Country: United States of America

Cloak and Dagger

Cloak and Dagger

Release year: 1946

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Gary Cooper, Robert Alda, Lilli Palmer, Vladimir Sokoloff

Country: United States of America

Crack-Up

Crack-Up

Release year: 1946

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall, Ray Collins