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1946 Historical Event(s)
- January 25, 1946 – The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
- February 2, 1946 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dog in Chinese astrology.
- March 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.
- March 28, 1946 – Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
- April 3, 1946 – Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March.
- April 20, 1946 – The League of Nations officially dissolves, giving most of its power to the United Nations.
- April 29, 1946 – Father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement.
- May 7, 1946 – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.
- June 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.
- September 10, 1946 – While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu of the Loreto Sisters’ Convent claimed to have heard the call of God, directing her “to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them”. She would become known as Mother Teresa.
Who Were Born On 1946?
- January 23, 1946 – Arnoldo Alemán, ex-president of Nicaragua
- February 25, 1946 – Franz Xaver Kroetz, German dramatist
- March 5, 1946 – Lova Moor, French singer and dancer
- March 24, 1946 – Klaus Dinger, German musician (d. 2008)
- June 21, 1946 – Maurice Saatchi, British Iraqi businessman
- August 5, 1946 – Loni Anderson, American actress
- September 22, 1946 – Dan Baker, American public address announcer
- October 2, 1946 – Marie-Georges Pascal, French actress (d. 1985)
- October 8, 1946 – Dennis Kucinich, American politician
- December 30, 1946 – Patti Smith, American singer and poet