March 1946 calendar

March 1946

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1946?


  • 01 Mar 1946 British Government takes control of Bank of England, after 252 years.
  • 02 Mar 1946 Kingman Douglass becomes deputy director of US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 03 Mar 1946 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Gretchen Merrill.
  • 05 Mar 1946 Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
  • 07 Mar 1946 Three to Make Ready opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 performances
  • 08 Mar 1946 1st helicopter licensed for coml use (NYC)
  • 09 Mar 1946 Dutch troops land at Batavia / Semarang
  • 10 Mar 1946 Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju, Brazil.
  • 12 Mar 1946 Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland.
  • 15 Mar 1946 The Soviet Union and Switzerland resume diplomatic relations.
  • 16 Mar 1946 Would-Be Gentleman closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • 18 Mar 1946 Diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the Soviet Union are established.
  • 19 Mar 1946 Nicolai Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as President of the USSR
  • 20 Mar 1946 The US Military Government in Berlin announces the capture of Mildred Gillars of Maine. Gillars was known as Axis Sally for her Berlin radio broadcasts to US troops in North Africa and Europe, describing the comforts of home and the folly of war with Germany.
  • 21 Mar 1946 Kenny Washington signs with Rams, 1st black NFLer since 1933
  • 22 Mar 1946 Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan.
  • 24 Mar 1946 The British Cabinet Mission, consisting of Lord Pethick-Lawrence, Sir Stafford Cripps and A. V. Alexander, arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership.
  • 28 Mar 1946 Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson : Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
  • 29 Mar 1946 Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, one of Mexico's leading universities, is founded.
  • 30 Mar 1946 St. Louis Woman opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • 31 Mar 1946 Belgian government of Acker forms.

Famous Birthday

  • British musician (Pink Floyd).

  • American singer and actress who won an Academy Award for "Cabaret" and an Emmy for her "Liza with a Z" television special (both in 1972) and...

  • British pro astrologer and author of "Suns and Lovers.

  • Timothy Dalton

    British actor.

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Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop
  2. - Oh! What It Seemed To Be
  3. - Atlanta G.A.
  4. - Seems Like Old Times
  5. - Personality


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Release year: 1946

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia

Country: United States of America

The Kid from Brooklyn

The Kid from Brooklyn

Release year: 1946

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Starring: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Steve Cochran

Murder in the Music Hall

Murder in the Music Hall

Release year: 1946

Directed by: John English

Starring: Vera Ralston, William Marshall, Helen Walker, Nancy Kelly

Strange Impersonation

Strange Impersonation

Release year: 1946

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Brenda Marshall, William Gargan, Hillary Brooke, George Chandler

Romance of the West

Romance of the West

Release year: 1946

Directed by: Robert Emmett Tansey

Starring: Eddie Dean, Emmett Lynn, Joan Barton, Forrest Taylor