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1946 Historical Event(s)
- February 2, 1946 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dog in Chinese astrology.
- March 18, 1946 – Diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the Soviet Union are established.
- May 9, 1946 – King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates and is succeeded by Humbert II.
- May 25, 1946 – The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.
- June 2, 1946 – Birth of the Italian Republic: In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After the referendum the king of Italy Umberto II di Savoia is exiled.
- July 10, 1946 – Hungarian hyperinflation sets a record with inflation of 348.46 percent per day, or prices doubling every eleven hours.
- August 16, 1946 – Mass riots in Kolkata begin, in which more than 4,000 would be killed in 72 hours.
- October 23, 1946 – The United Nations General Assembly convenes for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing, Queens, New York City.
- December 15, 1946 – US-backed Iranian troops evict the leadership of the breakaway Republic of Mahabad, putting an end to the Iran crisis of 1946.
- December 31, 1946 – President Harry S. Truman officially proclaims the end of hostilities in World War II.
Who Were Born On 1946?
- February 21, 1946 – Bob Ryan, Boston sports columnist
- February 24, 1946 – Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
- March 18, 1946 – Martyn Griffiths, British racing driver
- March 26, 1946 – Johnny Crawford, American actor
- April 30, 1946 – Don Schollander, American swimmer
- May 3, 1946 – Greg Gumbel, American broadcaster
- June 12, 1946 – Michel Bergeron, NHL head coach
- September 15, 1946 – Oliver Stone, American film director
- September 26, 1946 – Togo Igawa, Japanese actor
- November 18, 1946 – Alan Dean Foster, American writer