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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1946?


Events

  • 01 May 1946 Mrs Emma Clarissa Clement named "American Mother of the Year".
  • 02 May 1946 Prisoners begin revolt at Alcatraz prison in California.
  • 03 May 1946 International military tribunal in Tokyo begins.
  • 04 May 1946 5 die in a 2 day riot at Alcatraz prison in SF bay
  • 05 May 1946 The International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  • 06 May 1946 Pulitzer prize awarded to Arthur M Schlesinger (Age of Jackson) 17271
  • 07 May 1946 William H Hastie inaugurated as (first black) governor of Virgin Islands.
  • 08 May 1946 Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game
  • 09 May 1946 King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates and is succeeded by Humbert II.
  • 10 May 1946 Umberto II succeeds Victor Emmanuel III as king of Italy.
  • 11 May 1946 72nd Preakness: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:01.4.
  • 13 May 1946 Winston Churchill welcomed in Rotterdam
  • 16 May 1946 Musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Ethel Merman premieres in New York City
  • 17 May 1946 US President Harry Truman seizes control of nation's railroads to delay a strike.
  • 19 May 1946 Dutch Cooperation for Sexual Reform (NVSH) forms in Amsterdam.
  • 20 May 1946 The British House of Commons decides to nationalize mines.
  • 21 May 1946 Physicist Louis Slotin is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • 22 May 1946 The Kingdom of Transjordan is founded.
  • 24 May 1946 Bill Dickey replaces Joe McCarthy as New York Yankees' manager.
  • 25 May 1946 Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  • 26 May 1946 Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano / orchestra premieres in Prague
  • 28 May 1946 1st night game at Yankee stadium (Senators 2, Yanks 1)
  • 29 May 1946 KVP wins Provincial National election in the Netherlands
  • 30 May 1946 United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (New York), 42 die.
  • 31 May 1946 A Greek referendum supports the return of the monarchy.

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Music charts

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

  1. - Gypsy
  2. - The Gypsy
  3. - Bumble Boogie
  4. - The Gypsy
  5. - All that Glitters is Not Gold

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

The Searchers

The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Country: United States of America