1946 in History – What happened in year 1946

In history, year 1946 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1946.

Know what happened in 1946:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 September The interim government of India, headed by Jawaharlal Nehru,formed to assist the transition of India from British rule toindependence.
06 September United States Secretary of State James F. Byrnes announced thatwith regard to postwar Germany, the U.S. would from thereon follow apolicy of economic reconstruction.
07 MayMasaru Ibuka and Akio Morita founded the Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, which later changed its name to Sony.
10 September While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu,later Mother Teresa, experienced what she later described as 'the callwithin the call', directing her 'to leave the convent and help the poorwhile living among them'.
11 January Enver Hoxha, First Secretary of the Party of Labour of Albania, declared the People's Republic of Albania with himself as head of state.
11 March Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, was captured by British troops.
16 FebruaryThe Sikorsky S-51, the first helicopter to be built for civilian instead of military use, made its first flight.
20 DecemberFrank Capra's popular Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life wasfirst released in New York City.
22 January Iran Crisis-The Republic of Mahabad declared its independence, seeking autonomy for the Kurds within Iran.
23 JuneCanada's largest onshore earthquake, measuring 7.3 Mw, struckVancouver Island, but only caused two casualties since there were noheavily populated areas near its epicenter.
25 MayAbdullah bin Husayn, Emir of the Emirate of Transjordan, wasproclaimed King of the renamed 'Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan'.
26 FebruaryFinnish observers reported the first sightings of unidentified flying objects known as 'ghost rockets', which have not yet been positively identified.
11 DecemberThe United Nations General Assembly created UNICEF, originallyto help provide emergency food and health care to children in countriesthat had been devastated by World War II.
01 OctoberMensa, the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world, wasformed in the United Kingdom.
02 OctoberMensa, the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world, wasformed in the United Kingdom.
11 MayThe United Malays National Organisation, today Malaysia'slargest political party, was founded, originally to oppose theconstitutional framework of the Malayan Union.
29 AprilThe International Military Tribunal for the Far East convenedand indicted Hideki Tojo and 27 other Japanese leaders for war crimes.
03 JanuaryCanadian-American jockey George Woolf (pictured), who rodeSeabiscuit to a famous victory over War Admiral in 1938, was fatallyinjured when he fell from his horse during a race.
17 JanuaryThe United Nations Security Council (chamber pictured), theorgan of the United Nations charged with the maintenance ofinternational peace and security, held its first meeting at Church Housein London.
02 SeptemberThe interim government of India, headed by Jawaharlal Nehru(pictured), was formed to assist the transition of India from Britishrule to independence.
09 JuneBhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning currentmonarch, ascended to the throne of Thailand.
11 MayThe United Malays National Organisation, today Malaysia'slargest political party, was founded, originally to oppose theconstitutional framework of the Malayan Union.
16 AugustA day of widespread riot and manslaughter between Hindus andMuslims took place in the city of Calcutta as a result of the MuslimLeague's call for an independent Pakistan.
20 January Favouring stronger executive power than the draft constitutionfor the French Fourth Republic provided, Charles de Gaulle resigned asPresident of the Provisional Government.
21 MarchThe Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League signed Kenny Washington, making him the first African American player in the league since 1933.
24 SeptemberCathay Pacific (aircraft pictured), the de facto internationalflag carrier airline of Hong Kong, was founded by Roy Farrell and Sydneyde Kantzow.
05 JulyNamed after Bikini Atoll, the site of the nuclear weapons testOperation Crossroads in the Marshall Islands, the modern bikini wasintroduced at a fashion show in Paris.
24 FebruaryColonel Juan Perón (pictured), founder of the politicalmovement that became known as Peronism, was elected to his first term asPresident of Argentina.
11 JanuaryEnver Hoxha, First Secretary of the Party of Labour of Albania,declared the People's Republic of Albania with himself as head of state.
17 JanuaryThe United Nations Security Council, the organ of the UnitedNations charged with the maintenance of international peace andsecurity, held its first meeting at Church House in London.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1946:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilRonnie Lane / Writer / United Kingdom
03 AugustJack Straw / Politician / United Kingdom
05 February Charlotte Rampling / Actress / United Kingdom
05 NovemberGram Parsons / Writer / United States of America
07 AprilHerménégilde Chiasson / Poet / Canada
10 AprilBob Watson / Baseball Player / United States of America
10 MayDiderik Wagenaar / Composer / Netherlands
13 JuneGabriel of Komana / Bishop / Netherlands
14 NovemberRoland Duchâtelet / Politician / Belgium
14 AprilKnut Kristiansen / Pianist / Norway
15 January Charles Brown / Actor / United States of America
20 NovemberSamuel E. Wright / Actor / United States of America
21 JuneTrond Kirkvaag / Actor / Norway
22 AprilJohn Waters / Actor / United States of America
23 January Zvonko Bušić / Criminal / Croatia
23 SeptemberGenista McIntosh / Politician / United Kingdom
24 February Grigory Margulis / Academic / Russia
26 JuneCandace Pert / Scientist / United States of America
27 SeptemberNicos Anastasiades / Politician / Cyprus
31 DecemberEric Robson / Author / Scotland

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1946:

YearName / Profession / Country
05 JulyAsghar Wajahat / Writer / India
16 JanuaryKabir Bedi / Actor / India
06 OctoberVinod Khanna / Actor / India
27 SeptemberRavi Chopra / Director / India
11 JanuaryAnju Mahendru / Actress / India
18 AugustAruna Irani / Actress / India
20 AugustN. R. Narayana Murthy / Business Man / India
11 AprilNavin Nischol / Actor / India
12 OctoberAshok Mankad / Cricketer / India
05 JunePrem Khandu Thungan / Politician / India
28 MayK. Satchidanandan / Poet / India
17 MarchPrithviraj Chavan / Politician / India
03 MarchKamalanath / Writer / India
08 JulyBiplab Chatterjee / Actor / India
16 OctoberNaveen Patnaik / Politician / India
09 DecemberSonia Gandhi / Politician / India
11 OctoberVijay P. Bhatkar / Scientist / India
07 MayRam Vilas Paswan / Politician / India
13 SeptemberRamaswamy Parameshwaran / Soldier / India
29 AprilAjit Jogi / Politician / India

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