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 AprilNikitas Kaklamanis / Politician / Greece
02 SeptemberLuis Ávalos / Actor / United States of America
04 March Patricia Kennealy-Morrison / Author / United States of America
05 JunePatrick Head / Business Man / United Kingdom
09 JuneDeyda Hydara / Journalist / Gambia
14 DecemberStan Smith / Tennis Player / United States of America
14 AugustSusan Saint James / Actress / United States of America
14 DecemberRuth Fuchs / Politician / Germany
15 OctoberStewart Stevenson / Politician / Scotland
16 JuneMark Ritts / Actor / United States of America
17 OctoberAdam Michnik / Historian / Poland
19 March Ruth Pointer / Writer / United States of America
20 OctoberLewis Grizzard / Author / United States of America
23 OctoberMel Martínez / Politician / United States of America
24 January Michael Ontkean / Actor / Canada
26 AprilAlberto Quintano / Footballer / Chile
27 January Christopher Hum / Academic / United Kingdom
28 DecemberMike Beebe / Politician / United States of America
29 AprilAleksander Wolszczan / Astronomer / Poland
31 MayKrista Kilvet / Politician / Estonia

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1946:

YearName / Profession / Country
NA NAShamshad Hussain / Artist / India
29 AprilAjit Jogi / Politician / India
03 MarchKamalanath / Writer / India
05 JulyAsghar Wajahat / Writer / India
28 MayK. Satchidanandan / Poet / India
05 JunePrem Khandu Thungan / Politician / India
17 MarchPrithviraj Chavan / Politician / India
06 OctoberVinod Khanna / Actor / India
27 SeptemberRavi Chopra / Director / India
09 DecemberDr. Sachchida Nand Sinha / Lawyer / India
18 AugustAruna Irani / Actress / India
07 MayRam Vilas Paswan / Politician / India
13 SeptemberRamaswamy Parameshwaran / Soldier / India
15 OctoberVictor Banerjee / Actor / India
08 JulyBiplab Chatterjee / Actor / India
09 January Mohammad Ishaq Khan / Academic / India
09 DecemberSonia Gandhi / Politician / India
20 SeptemberMarkandey Katju / Lawyer / India
11 JanuaryAnju Mahendru / Actress / India
16 JanuaryKabir Bedi / Actor / India

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