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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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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Country: United States of America

Warrior

Warrior

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Country: United States of America

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America