1946: On This Year


1946 (MCMXLVI in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1946th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1946 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1946 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1946, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1946, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1946, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1946, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1946.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1946 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1946 known for ?

  • 1946, as the first full year after the Second World War, saw another global conflict open up – the Cold War.
  • While the Allied Powers had been victorious over their Axis enemies, the world began to divide between East and West. It was in this context that Winston Churchill gave his famous “Iron Curtain” speech on the 5th of March at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.
  • It was this year that the first meeting of the United Nations was held. Shortly after this first meeting in London, the League of Nations transferred its mission to the UN and was disbanded.
  • In a project of the US Army Signal Corps, Project Diana, brought the United States actively into the Space Age. In this experiment, radar waves were bounced off of the Moon, proving that readily available technology allowed for communication in space between the Earth and the Moon.
  • There were some notable cultural developments in 1946 as well. This was the year that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra held its first rehearsal, and American musician BB King’s music career turned professional in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • In film, Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, starring James “Jimmy” Stewart, was released this year. This film would go on to become one of the most culturally significant films of all time, and a holiday tradition for millions of people. Disney’s Song of the South was also released this year. Despite some controversy over some describing the film as having some racist undertones, it remains a significant part of Disney history, as the film’s song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” won an academy award in 1947 and the film also inspired the Splash Mountain attraction at Disney theme parks.
  • In fashion, the modern bikini was modeled in Paris for the first time, marking a new era in swimwear for women.

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1946: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1946, during the 19th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 13/03/1947 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 5 categories honoring the films released in 1946:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1946?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to The Best Years of Our Lives, directed by William Wyler, starring Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1946?

The Oscar for Best Director went to William Wyler, for the movie The Best Years of Our Lives, starring Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1946?

To Each His Own
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Olivia de Havilland, for the movie To Each His Own, starring Olivia de Havilland, John Lund, Mary Anderson, Roland Culver produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1946?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Harold Russell, for the movie The Best Years of Our Lives, starring Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1946?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Anne Baxter, for the movie The Razor's Edge, starring Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter produced in the United States of America.
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1946: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

James F. Byrnes
In 1946, James F. Byrnes was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. In 1946, Byrnes was United States Secretary of State during the Iran crisis of 1946, taking an increasingly hardline position in opposition to Stalin. His speech, "Restatement of Policy on Germany", set the tone of future US policy, repudiating the Morgenthau Plan economic policies and giving Germans hope for the future.

1946: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1946 were:

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

Lord Jim


Jim, a young British seaman, abandons a ship full of pilgrims, but the passengers are later saved, leading to his public censure. Joseph Conrad, a Polish author who wrote in English, is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of …

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal


THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FOSTER"The Day of the Jackal makes comparable books like The Manchurian Candidate or The Spy Who Came in From the Cold look like Hardy Boy mysteries The

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being


Milan Kundera's The Unbearable lightness of Being tells the story about a young woman who falls in love with a man who is unable to choose between his love for her or his incorrigible womanizing.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Secret History


Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize 2014 for her novel The Goldfinch. She established herself as an important talent with The Secret History which is now a modern classic.

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Dead Zone



Dog chinese zodiac sign

1946: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1946?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1946 was the Year of the Dog.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Dog sign.

Nobel Prize

1946: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

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1946: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1946 were James, Robert and John for boys and Mary, Linda and Patricia for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1946: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1946 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • James
  • Robert
  • John
  • William
  • Richard
  • David
  • Michael
  • Thomas
  • Charles
  • Ronald

1946: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1946 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Mary
  • Linda
  • Patricia
  • Barbara
  • Carol
  • Sandra
  • Nancy
  • Susan
  • Sharon
  • Judith

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1946: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1946, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Huggin' and Chalkin' by Hoagy Carmichael

1946: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1946 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Huggin' and Chalkin' by Hoagy Carmichael
  2. Ole Buttermilk Sky by Hoagy Carmichael
  3. The Gypsy by Ink Spots
  4. To Each His Own by Eddy Howard & His Orchestra
  5. The Gypsy by Dinah Shore
  6. Oh! What It Seemed to Be by Frank Sinatra
  7. Five Minutes More by Frank Sinatra
  8. Prisoner of Love by Perry Como
  9. Personality by Johnny Mercer
  10. White Christmas by Bing Crosby

1946: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1946 were:

The Best Years of Our Lives

Release year: 1946

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright

Country: United States of America


Release year: 1946

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

Country: United States of America

The Razor's Edge

Release year: 1946

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter

Country: United States of America

The Yearling

Release year: 1946

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr., Chill Wills

Country: United States of America

Blue Skies

Release year: 1946

Directed by: Stuart Heisler, Mark Sandrich

Starring: Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Joan Caulfield, Billy De Wolfe

Country: United States of America


What happened in 1946?

Here's what happened in 1946:

  • Jan 1, 1946: Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
  • Jan 3, 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.
  • Jan 5, 1946: Show Boat opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances
  • Jan 6, 1946: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
  • Jan 7, 1946: The recently elected government of Austria is recognized by the US, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union.
  • Jan 9, 1946: Would-Be Gentleman opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • Jan 10, 1946: 1st radar contact with Moon
  • Jan 11, 1946: Bert Bell becomes second NFL commissioner, moves Chicago, Illinois, headquarters to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Jan 12, 1946: Polonaise closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • Jan 14, 1946: The United States announces its total expenditure during the war: US$200 billion.
  • Jan 16, 1946: Charles de Gaulle resigns as a head of a French provisional government.
  • Jan 17, 1946: The UN Security Council holds its first session.
  • Jan 19, 1946: General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.
  • Jan 20, 1946: F Gouin follows Charles De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government.
  • Jan 21, 1946: Nellie Bly opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Jan 22, 1946: US President sets up Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Jan 23, 1946: Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, US Navy Reserve, becomes first director of US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Jan 25, 1946: The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
  • Jan 29, 1946: The Central Intelligence Group is established (the CIA in 1947).
  • Jan 30, 1946: 1st issue of Franklin Roosevelt dime
  • Jan 31, 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).
  • Feb 1, 1946: Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zolt n Tildy as communist president.
  • Feb 2, 1946: Nellie Bly closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Feb 5, 1946: The United States recognizes the government of Romania.
  • Feb 6, 1946: Lute Song opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 142 performances
  • Feb 7, 1946: Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC bill.
  • Feb 8, 1946: Premier Salazar of Portugal forbids opposition parties.
  • Feb 9, 1946: Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms.
  • Feb 10, 1946: 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum
  • Feb 11, 1946: The U.S. Military Tribunal in Japan convicts Lieutenant General Masaharu Homma of the Japanese Army of ordering the Bataan Death March and condoning other wartime atrocities. He is sentenced to death by firing squad.
  • Feb 12, 1946: World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
  • Feb 13, 1946: Duchess Misbehaves opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Feb 14, 1946: The Bank of England is nationalized.
  • Feb 15, 1946: ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
  • Feb 16, 1946: Duchess Misbehaves closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Feb 17, 1946: Humanistic Covenant forms in Amsterdam.
  • Feb 18, 1946: Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny in Bombay harbour, from where the action spreads throughout the Provinces of British India, involving 78 ships, twenty shore establishments and 20,000 sailors
  • Feb 20, 1946: An explosion kills more than 400 coal miners in West Germany.
  • Feb 21, 1946: Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt.
  • Feb 26, 1946: Two killed and ten wounded in race riot in Columbia, Tennessee, USA.
  • Feb 27, 1946: 4th Road film, Road to Utopia premieres (NYC)
  • Feb 28, 1946: Combined Chiefs of Staff reveal that the American, Canadian, and British Governments had experimented with building ice ships during 1942-43. The Habbakuk project was to create a two-million-ton ship made of ice and wood pulp, 2000 feet long, 300 feet wide, as a floating aircraft base.
  • Mar 1, 1946: British Government takes control of Bank of England, after 252 years.
  • Mar 2, 1946: Kingman Douglass becomes deputy director of US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Mar 3, 1946: US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Gretchen Merrill.
  • Mar 5, 1946: Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
  • Mar 7, 1946: Three to Make Ready opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 performances
  • Mar 8, 1946: 1st helicopter licensed for coml use (NYC)
  • Mar 9, 1946: Dutch troops land at Batavia / Semarang
  • Mar 10, 1946: Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju, Brazil.
  • Mar 12, 1946: Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland.
  • Mar 15, 1946: The Soviet Union and Switzerland resume diplomatic relations.
  • Mar 16, 1946: Would-Be Gentleman closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • Mar 18, 1946: Diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the Soviet Union are established.
  • Mar 19, 1946: Nicolai Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as President of the USSR
  • Mar 20, 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.
  • Mar 21, 1946: Kenny Washington signs with Rams, 1st black NFLer since 1933
  • Mar 22, 1946: Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan.
  • Mar 24, 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.
  • Mar 28, 1946: Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson : Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
  • Mar 29, 1946: Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, one of Mexico's leading universities, is founded.
  • Mar 30, 1946: St. Louis Woman opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • Mar 31, 1946: Belgian government of Acker forms.
  • Apr 1, 1946: Weight Watchers forms
  • Apr 7, 1946: 10th Golf Masters Championship: Herman Keiser wins, shooting a 282.
  • Apr 8, 1946: League of Nations assembles for last time
  • Apr 10, 1946: In Japan, women vote for the first time, during elections for the House of Representatives of the 90th Imperial Diet.
  • Apr 12, 1946: Syria gains independence from France
  • Apr 13, 1946: Belgian premier Acker proclaims end of wage and price freeze.
  • Apr 14, 1946: Day Before Spring closes at National Theater NYC after 167 performances
  • Apr 16, 1946: First US launch of captured German V-2 rocket, White Sands New Mexico; 8 km altitude.
  • Apr 17, 1946: Syria declares independence from French administration
  • Apr 18, 1946: Call Me Mister opens at National Theater NYC for 734 performances
  • Apr 20, 1946: 1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs. Cubs
  • Apr 21, 1946: SED, Socialistic Einheitspartei Germany forms in East Germany
  • Apr 22, 1946: SED, Sozialistic Einheitspartei Deutschlands, party forms
  • Apr 23, 1946: Brooklyn Dodgers' Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0.
  • Apr 25, 1946: Exposition Flyer rammed at Napierville, Illinois, USA killing 48.
  • Apr 27, 1946: FA Cup: Derby County beat Charlton Athletic in the first FA Cup final since the end of the war
  • Apr 28, 1946: Pestalozzi Children’s Village (''Kinderdorf Pestalozzi'') established at Trogen in Switzerland to accommodate and educate orphans of World War II according to Pestalozzian principles.
  • Apr 29, 1946: 28 former Japanese leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals.
  • May 1, 1946: Mrs Emma Clarissa Clement named "American Mother of the Year".
  • May 2, 1946: Prisoners begin revolt at Alcatraz prison in California.
  • May 3, 1946: International military tribunal in Tokyo begins.
  • May 4, 1946: 5 die in a 2 day riot at Alcatraz prison in SF bay
  • May 5, 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.
  • May 6, 1946: Pulitzer prize awarded to Arthur M Schlesinger (Age of Jackson) 17271
  • May 7, 1946: William H Hastie inaugurated as (first black) governor of Virgin Islands.
  • May 8, 1946: Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game
  • May 9, 1946: King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates and is succeeded by Humbert II.
  • May 10, 1946: Umberto II succeeds Victor Emmanuel III as king of Italy.
  • May 11, 1946: 72nd Preakness: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:01.4.
  • May 13, 1946: Winston Churchill welcomed in Rotterdam
  • May 16, 1946: Musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Ethel Merman premieres in New York City
  • May 17, 1946: US President Harry Truman seizes control of nation's railroads to delay a strike.
  • May 19, 1946: Dutch Cooperation for Sexual Reform (NVSH) forms in Amsterdam.
  • May 20, 1946: The British House of Commons decides to nationalize mines.
  • May 21, 1946: Physicist Louis Slotin is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • May 22, 1946: The Kingdom of Transjordan is founded.
  • May 24, 1946: Bill Dickey replaces Joe McCarthy as New York Yankees' manager.
  • May 25, 1946: Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  • May 26, 1946: Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano / orchestra premieres in Prague
  • May 28, 1946: 1st night game at Yankee stadium (Senators 2, Yanks 1)
  • May 29, 1946: KVP wins Provincial National election in the Netherlands
  • May 30, 1946: United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (New York), 42 die.
  • May 31, 1946: A Greek referendum supports the return of the monarchy.
  • Jun 1, 1946: 78th Belmont: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:30.8
  • Jun 2, 1946: Italian plebiscite chooses Republic over monarchy (National Day)
  • Jun 3, 1946: 1st bikini bathing suit displayed (Paris)
  • Jun 4, 1946: Largest solar prominence (300,000 miles / 500,000 km) observed.
  • Jun 5, 1946: Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 (Chicago, Illinois, USA).
  • Jun 6, 1946: Martin Kresses begins publishing Eric the Viking comic strip
  • Jun 7, 1946: Pirates players vote 20-16 to walkout rather than play the Giants
  • Jun 8, 1946: Lute Song closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 142 performances
  • Jun 9, 1946: 66,545 fans help Yanks break million attendance mark, the earliest
  • Jun 10, 1946: Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, ends term as 1st Director of CIA Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, becomes 2nd Director of CIA
  • Jun 13, 1946: King Umberto II of Italy abdicates
  • Jun 14, 1946: Canadian Library Association established.
  • Jun 16, 1946: Annie Get Your Gun opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 performances
  • Jun 17, 1946: SouthWest Bell innaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, Saint Louis, Missouri. USA.
  • Jun 18, 1946: Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist, calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa. A road is named after this date in Panjim.
  • Jun 20, 1946: New York City transit begins using PA system - Car # 744 on 8th Ave IND line
  • Jun 21, 1946: Bill Veeck buys Indians for $2.2 million
  • Jun 22, 1946: Bill Veeck purchases Cleveland Indians
  • Jun 23, 1946: The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Jun 24, 1946: 11.72 (29.77 cm) of rainfall at Mellen Wisc (state 24-hr record)
  • Jun 25, 1946: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (World Bank) begins operations.
  • Jun 26, 1946: Dutch Nazi collaborator Arnold Meijer sentenced to 5 years
  • Jun 28, 1946: Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleveland Indians games begins
  • Jun 29, 1946: Are You with It? closes at Century Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • Jun 30, 1946: The War Relocation Authority is abolished.
  • Jul 1, 1946: Rajah cedes Sarawak to British crown
  • Jul 2, 1946: Dutch Beel government forms
  • Jul 3, 1946: 1st Dutch government of Beel forms
  • Jul 4, 1946: Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland, 42 die
  • Jul 5, 1946: The bikini is re-introduced in Paris, France (it was a Roman invention).
  • Jul 6, 1946: St. Louis Woman closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • Jul 7, 1946: Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft prototype crashes in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.
  • Jul 8, 1946: Tidbits of 1946 opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jul 9, 1946: 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • Jul 10, 1946: Belgian government of Acker, resigns
  • Jul 11, 1946: Kingman Douglass, ends term as Deputy Director of CIA
  • Jul 12, 1946: Vance Dinges hits the only Philadelphia Phillies' pinch hit inside-the-park home run.
  • Jul 13, 1946: Tidbits of 1946 closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Jul 14, 1946: Mass murder on Jews in Kielce Poland
  • Jul 15, 1946: British North Borneo Company transfers rights to British crown.
  • Jul 16, 1946: Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in SF history)
  • Jul 21, 1946: Delegates of 21 nations meet in Paris, France, for a Peace Conference, to attempt to settle on the language of peace treaties with Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Finland.
  • Jul 22, 1946: Estelle Bennett in New York City, New York, USA; rocker (The Ronettes).
  • Jul 23, 1946: Menachem Begins opposition group bombs King David Hotel
  • Jul 24, 1946: 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League), die in a bus crash
  • Jul 25, 1946: 1st bikini is shown at a Paris fashion show
  • Jul 26, 1946: President Truman orders desegregation of all US forces
  • Jul 27, 1946: Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
  • Jul 30, 1946: First rocket attains 100 miles (167 km) altitude, White Sands, New Mexico, USA.
  • Aug 1, 1946: US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).
  • Aug 3, 1946: Belgian government of Huysmans, forms
  • Aug 4, 1946: An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. One hundred are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
  • Aug 6, 1946: US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court.
  • Aug 7, 1946: 1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized
  • Aug 8, 1946: Dreyfuss family, owners of Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900, sells club to Frank McKinney and John Galbreath for $25 million
  • Aug 13, 1946: Britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus.
  • Aug 16, 1946: Great Calcutta blood bath - Moslem / Hindu riot (3-4,000 die)
  • Aug 18, 1946: Golf Writers Associaton of America formed.
  • Aug 19, 1946: Violence between Muslims and Hindus in Calcutta leaves 3,000 dead.
  • Aug 22, 1946: Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
  • Aug 23, 1946: 13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)
  • Aug 25, 1946: 28th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland Golf Club - Portland, Oregon
  • Aug 26, 1946: George Orwell published Animal Farm
  • Sep 1, 1946: Greece votes for monarchy
  • Sep 2, 1946: Nehru forms government in India
  • Sep 4, 1946: Street violence between Muslims and Hindus erupts in Bombay.
  • Sep 5, 1946: Yours Is My Heart opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Sep 6, 1946: All-American Football Conference plays first game (Cleveland Browns 44, Miami Seahawks 0).
  • Sep 8, 1946: 60th US Womens Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Patricia Canning (119 63)
  • Sep 12, 1946: Court martial convicts Henry de Man to 20 years, in Brussels
  • Sep 13, 1946: Boston Red Sox clinch AL pennant
  • Sep 17, 1946: Gypsy Lady, opens at Century Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • Sep 18, 1946: Joe Louis knockouts Tami Mauriello in 1 round for the heavyweight boxing title.
  • Sep 20, 1946: Churchill argues for a US of Europe
  • Sep 21, 1946: Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay
  • Sep 22, 1946: Evelyn Dick charged with butchering husband
  • Sep 24, 1946: Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs
  • Sep 26, 1946: 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993
  • Sep 27, 1946: King George II of Greece returns from exile
  • Sep 28, 1946: Greek King George II back in Athens
  • Sep 29, 1946: Adventures of Sam Spade debuts on CBS Radio
  • Oct 1, 1946: 12 war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
  • Oct 2, 1946: 1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont
  • Oct 3, 1946: Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0
  • Oct 5, 1946: Yours Is My Heart closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Oct 6, 1946: President Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
  • Oct 8, 1946: Kwo-less-shrew selects General Chiang Kai-shek as President of China
  • Oct 10, 1946: Commencement of the Noakhali genocide of Hindus in Bengal at the hands of Muslim mobs.
  • Oct 13, 1946: France adopts the constitution of the Fourth Republic.
  • Oct 14, 1946: Netherlands and Indonesia sign cease fire.
  • Oct 15, 1946: Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
  • Oct 16, 1946: 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials
  • Oct 20, 1946: Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yards, Chicago Cardinals versus New York Giants.
  • Oct 22, 1946: 2 British ships sink near Albania
  • Oct 23, 1946: UN General Assembly 2nd session convenes (1st NYC-Flushing Meadows)
  • Oct 24, 1946: Netherlands and Indonesia sign cease fire
  • Oct 25, 1946: 1st trial against Nazi war criminals (Neurenberg)
  • Oct 27, 1946: Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections
  • Oct 28, 1946: German rocket engineers begin work in the USSR
  • Nov 1, 1946: Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black President of Fisk University
  • Nov 3, 1946: Emperor Hirohito proclaims new Japanese constitution
  • Nov 4, 1946: Park Avenue opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Nov 5, 1946: John F Kennedy (Democrat-Massachusetts) elected to US House of Representatives.
  • Nov 7, 1946: Bal Negre opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 54 performances
  • Nov 9, 1946: President Truman ends wage / price freeze
  • Nov 10, 1946: Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election
  • Nov 12, 1946: 1st autobank (banking by car) forms (Chicago)
  • Nov 13, 1946: Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI vs. the MCC
  • Nov 14, 1946: Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11
  • Nov 15, 1946: Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP
  • Nov 17, 1946: Eight British servicemen are killed in Jerusalem by Jewish nationalists.
  • Nov 19, 1946: Bradman scores 119 South Australia vs. Victoria, 183 mins, 8 fours
  • Nov 21, 1946: Georgi Dimitrov elected Premier of Bulgaria
  • Nov 22, 1946: Tony Benn is elected as Treasurer of the Oxford Union.
  • Nov 23, 1946: Gypsy Lady closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • Nov 27, 1946: English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2
  • Nov 28, 1946: French government of Bidault, resigns
  • Nov 29, 1946: Minister Drees begins emergency rule of old age facilities
  • Dec 1, 1946: Australia compiles 645 versus India at the Gabba (Donald Bradman 187).
  • Dec 2, 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.
  • Dec 3, 1946: 12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB).
  • Dec 5, 1946: US President Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Executive Order #9808.
  • Dec 7, 1946: A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia kills 119 people, the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history.
  • Dec 8, 1946: Army rocket plane XS-1 makes first powered flight.
  • Dec 9, 1946: The ''Subsequent Nuremberg Trials'' begin with the ''Doctors' Trial'', prosecuting doctors alleged to be involved in human experimentation.
  • Dec 11, 1946: Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label
  • Dec 12, 1946: Tide detergent introduced
  • Dec 14, 1946: Three to Make Ready closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 performances
  • Dec 15, 1946: Chicago Bears beat the New York Giants 24-14 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 16, 1946: Thailand joins the United Nations.
  • Dec 17, 1946: US V-2 rocket reaches 183 km at White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico, USA.
  • Dec 19, 1946: Noel Cowards musical Pacific 1860, premieres in London
  • Dec 20, 1946: An 8.1 Mw earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Nankaido, Japan, kill over 1,300 people and destroy over 38,000 homes.
  • Dec 21, 1946: If the Shoe Fits closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • Dec 22, 1946: Bal Negre closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • Dec 23, 1946: Highest ridership in NYC subway history (8.8 million passengers)
  • Dec 24, 1946: US General MacNarney gives 800,000 "minor Nazis" amnesty.
  • Dec 25, 1946: Constitution accepted in Taiwan.
  • Dec 26, 1946: Toplitzky of Notre Dame opens at Century Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • Dec 31, 1946: French troops leave Lebanon.
  • Jan 3, 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.


What does the year 1946 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1946 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 47th year of the 20th century and the 6th year of the 1940s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1945 and precedes 1947.

calendars for year 1946

Can you show me the calendar for the year 1946?

February 1946
September 1946
November 1946