January 1946 calendar

January 1946

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1946?


  • 01 Jan 1946 Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
  • 03 Jan 1946 Great Britain, Canada, and the United States make their first public disclosures about their chemical and biological warfare efforts during the war. American authorities reveal that they were prepared to act both defensively and offensively if Germany or Japan had started such warfare against the Allies.
  • 05 Jan 1946 Show Boat opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances
  • 06 Jan 1946 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
  • 07 Jan 1946 The recently elected government of Austria is recognized by the US, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union.
  • 09 Jan 1946 Would-Be Gentleman opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 10 Jan 1946 1st radar contact with Moon
  • 11 Jan 1946 Bert Bell becomes second NFL commissioner, moves Chicago, Illinois, headquarters to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 12 Jan 1946 Polonaise closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • 14 Jan 1946 The United States announces its total expenditure during the war: US$200 billion.
  • 16 Jan 1946 Charles de Gaulle resigns as a head of a French provisional government.
  • 17 Jan 1946 The UN Security Council holds its first session.
  • 19 Jan 1946 General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.
  • 20 Jan 1946 F Gouin follows Charles De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government.
  • 21 Jan 1946 Nellie Bly opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 22 Jan 1946 US President sets up Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 23 Jan 1946 Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, US Navy Reserve, becomes first director of US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 25 Jan 1946 The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
  • 29 Jan 1946 The Central Intelligence Group is established (the CIA in 1947).
  • 30 Jan 1946 1st issue of Franklin Roosevelt dime
  • 31 Jan 1946 Cold War: Yugoslavia's new constitution, modeling that of the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
  • 03 Jan 1946 Popular Canadian American jockey George Woolf suffers a concussion during a freak racing accident; he dies from the injury the following day. The annual George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award is created to honor him.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Buzz Me
  2. - Symphony
  3. - Symphony
  4. - You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)
  5. - Oh! What It Seemed to Be


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?