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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1946: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1946?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1946 Australia compiles 645 versus India at the Gabba (Donald Bradman 187).
  • 02 Dec 1946 The British Government invites four Indian leaders, Nehru, Baldev Singh, Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan to obtain the participation of all parties in the Constituent Assembly.
  • 03 Dec 1946 12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB).
  • 05 Dec 1946 US President Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Executive Order #9808.
  • 07 Dec 1946 A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia kills 119 people, the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history.
  • 08 Dec 1946 Army rocket plane XS-1 makes first powered flight.
  • 09 Dec 1946 The ''Subsequent Nuremberg Trials'' begin with the ''Doctors' Trial'', prosecuting doctors alleged to be involved in human experimentation.
  • 11 Dec 1946 Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label
  • 12 Dec 1946 Tide detergent introduced
  • 14 Dec 1946 Three to Make Ready closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 performances
  • 15 Dec 1946 Chicago Bears beat the New York Giants 24-14 in NFL championship game
  • 16 Dec 1946 Thailand joins the United Nations.
  • 17 Dec 1946 US V-2 rocket reaches 183 km at White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico, USA.
  • 19 Dec 1946 Noel Cowards musical Pacific 1860, premieres in London
  • 20 Dec 1946 An 8.1 Mw earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Nankaido, Japan, kill over 1,300 people and destroy over 38,000 homes.
  • 21 Dec 1946 If the Shoe Fits closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • 22 Dec 1946 Bal Negre closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • 23 Dec 1946 Highest ridership in NYC subway history (8.8 million passengers)
  • 24 Dec 1946 US General MacNarney gives 800,000 "minor Nazis" amnesty.
  • 25 Dec 1946 Constitution accepted in Taiwan.
  • 26 Dec 1946 Toplitzky of Notre Dame opens at Century Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 31 Dec 1946 French troops leave Lebanon.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Country: United States of America

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Country: United States of America

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States of America

Gentlemen of Fortune

Gentlemen of Fortune

Directed by: Aleksandr Seryj

Starring: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Country: United States of America