Today in History for February 1946

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 23 of 23

1st - Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zolt n Tildy as communist president
1st - Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, becomes 1st Sec-Gen of UN
2nd - "Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
2nd - The Proclamation of Hungarian Republic is made.
4th - Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday," premieres in NYC
5th - The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
6th - "Lute Song" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 142 performances
7th - Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC bill
8th - Béla Bartók's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Philadelphia, PA, US
8th - Premier Salazar of Portugal forbids opposition parties
9th - Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms
12th - World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
13th - "Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
14th - Bank of England nationalized
15th - Bank of England nationalized
16th - "Duchess Misbehaves" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 perfs
16th - 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct
17th - Humanistic Covenant forms in Amsterdam
19th - Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
21st - Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt
24th - Juan Peron elected President of Argentina
26th - 2 killed & 10 wounded in race riot in Columbia Tenn
27th - 4th "Road" film, "Road to Utopia" premieres (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 69 of 69

1st - Bart Braverman, Los Angeles California, actor (Bobby-Vega$, Roy-New Odd Couple)
1st - Elisabeth Sladen, Liverpool, England, actress (Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures)
2nd - Howard Bellamy, Darby Fla, vocalist (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow)
2nd - Alpha Oumar Konaré, ex-president of Mali
2nd - Gerrie Muhren, Volendam, Netherlands, footballer (Ajax, European Cup Winner, 1971-3), (d. 2013)
4th - Mary Meyer, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-silver-1968)
4th - Roy Yeager, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
5th - Charlotte Rampling, England, actress (Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict)
6th - Jim Turner, American politician
6th - Kate McGarrigle, Canadian singer and songwriter
7th - Hector Babenco, director (Ironweed, Kiss of the Spider Woman)
7th - Lawrence Ascott, rocker (Isotope)
7th - Sammy Johns, rocker (Politics, Religion & Her), (d. 2013)
8th - "Fito" Adolpho De La Parra, Los Angeles California, rocker (Canned Heat-Hot Money)
8th - Paul Wheatbread, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap-Young Girl)
9th - Annette Penhaligon
9th - M J H Sterling, Vice-Chancellor (Brunel University)
9th - Séan Neeson, Northern Irish politician
9th - Vince Papale, American football player
9th - Jim Webb, United States Senator from Virginia
10th - Keith Mans, MP
11th - M C Walker, CEO (Iceland Frozen Foods)
11th - Timothy Chambers, pediatrician
11th - Ian Porterfield, English footballer (d. 2007)
12th - Ever Meulen, [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch designer (children stamps 1992)
12th - Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer
13th - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director/actor (Ehe der Maria Braun)
13th - Louis Kondos, Greek actor
14th - David Green, English TV/video producer
14th - Tim Buckley, Wash DC, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
14th - Tina Aumont, Hollywood California, actress (Master of Love, Casanova)
14th - Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
15th - Clare Short, British MP
15th - John Greenway, British MP
15th - Esko Seppänen, Finnish politician
16th - Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)
16th - Ian Lavender, British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)
16th - J R Farndon, British consultant surgeon
17th - Andre Dussollier, Annecy France, actor (3 Men & a Cradle)
17th - Valdemar Bandolowski, Denmark, yachting (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
17th - Zina Bethune, NYC, actress (Nurses, Who's That Knocking at My Door), (d. 2012)
18th - Michael Buerk, British newsreader
18th - Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor
19th - Paul Dean, rock guitarist/vocalist (Loverboy)
19th - Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox)
19th - Peter Hudson, Australian rules footballer
20th - Brenda Blethyn, actress (Secrets & Lies)
20th - J[erome] Geils, NYC, rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
20th - Mieke H A Boers-Wijnberg, Dutch MP (CDA)
20th - Sandy Duncan, Henderson Tx, actress (Hogan Family)
Actor Alan RickmanActor Alan Rickman (21st) 21st - Alan Rickman, actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Harry Potter)
21st - Desmond Lewis, WI cricket batsman/keeper (avg 86.33 in 3 Tests)
21st - Tricia Nixon Cox, Richard Milhaus' daughter (or 0202)
21st - Tyne Daly, Madison Wisc, actress (Cagney & Lacey, Angel Unchained)
21st - Anthony Daniels, British actor (Star Wars - C-3PO)
21st - Bob Ryan, Boston sports columnist
21st - Vito Rizzuto, Sicilian-born alleged mafia boss
23rd - Rusty Young, California, rock steel guitarist (Poco-Heat of the Night)
24th - Anthony Mayer, chief executive (Housing Corporation)
24th - Michael Radford, director (1984, White Mischief)
24th - Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
24th - John Stapleton, English television presenter
25th - F Xaver Kroetz, writer
25th - Jean Todt, French executive director of Scuderia Ferrari
26th - Bobby "Bingo" Smith, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
26th - Phyllis Eisenstein, US, sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile)
26th - Ahmed H. Zewail, Egyptian chemist, Nobel laureate
28th - Graham Vivian, cricketer (son of Giff, 5 Tests for NZ 1965-72)
28th - Robin Cook, British politician (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

Baseball Player Jackie RobinsonBaseball Player Jackie Robinson (10th) 10th - 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum
18th - MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (35) weds heiress Caral Gimbel in Sea Island, Georgia

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 7 of 7

1st - Hans Betghe, writer, dies at 70
4th - Margarete Boie, writer, dies
5th - George Arliss, actor/writer (Dr Syn, Voltaire), dies at 77
8th - Miles Mander, actor/director (Murder, 3 Musketeers), dies at 57
20th - Hugh Allen, musician, dies
21st - José Streel, Belgian World War II collaborator (b. 1911)
23rd - Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (hanged) (b. 1885)

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