Today in History for June 1946

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 50 of 50

1st - 78th Belmont: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:30.8
1st - Spijkenisse soccer team forms in Spijkenisse
1st - Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and politician convicted of war crimes, is executed.
2nd - Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy (National Day)
3rd - 1st bikini bathing suit displayed (Paris)
3rd - International Military Tribunal opens in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals
4th - Largest solar prominence (300,000 mi/500,000 km) observed
5th - Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 (Chicago, Ill)
6th - 11 Basketball of America Association teams meet to schedule 1st season
6th - Henry Morgan is 1st to take off shirt on TV
6th - Martin Kresses begins publishing "Eric the Viking" comic strip
6th - The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.
7th - Pirates players vote 20-16 to walkout rather than play the Giants
7th - US Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel
8th - "Lute Song" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 142 performances
8th - Sukarno calls for anti colonial defiance in Indonesia
9th - 19 guests at Canfield Hotel die in fire (Dubuque, Iowa)
9th - 66,545 fans help Yanks break million attendance mark, the earliest
9th - Bhumibol Adulyadej, becomes king of Thailand
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis 9th - Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
9th - NY Giant Mel Ott is 1st mgr ejected from both games of a doubleheader
10th - Italian Republic established
10th - Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, ends term as 1st director of CIA. Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, becomes 2nd director of CIA
13th - 1st transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, California-Maryland
13th - King Umberto II of Italy abdicates
14th - Canadian Library Association established
14th - Nat King Cole records "The Christmas Song" for the first time
Musician Nat King ColeMusician Nat King Cole 16th - "Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 perfs
16th - 46th US Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury GC Cleve
17th - SW Bell inaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St Louis
18th - 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.
19th - 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn
20th - NYC transit begins using PA system - Car # 744 on 8th Ave IND line
21st - 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas
21st - Bill Veeck buys Indians for $2.2 million
21st - Fed judge rules Seattle club doesn't have to play returning serviceman
22nd - Alec Bedser takes 7-49 v India on 1st day of his 1st Test cricket
22nd - Bill Veeck purchases Cleveland Indians
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 22nd - Speaking at a prayer meeting in New Delhi, Gandhi calls on the South African government to stop 'hooliganism' by Whites
23rd - In South Africa, a group of white men attack and assault Indian Passive Resisters
24th - 11.72" (29.77 cm) of rainfall at Mellen Wisc (state 24-hr record)
24th - Georges Bidault elected premier of France
26th - Dutch Nazi collaborator Arnold Meijer sentenced to 5 years
26th - Fred Allen's last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny
28th - Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st pres of Italy
28th - Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleve Indians games begins
29th - "Are You with It?" closes at Century Theater NYC after 264 perfs
29th - "Billion Dollar Baby" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 219 perfs
29th - Black Sabbath-Brits arrest 2,700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorist
29th - British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 81 of 81

1st - Brian Cox, actor (Killer Party, Manhunter)
1st - Carol Neblett, Modesto California, soprano (NYC Opera)
1st - Brian Cox, Scottish actor
2nd - Roger Freed, baseball player
2nd - Peter Sutcliffe, English murderer "The Yorkshire Ripper"
3rd - Anita Pollack, MEP (Labour)
3rd - Earl of Cromer, managing director (Inchcape (China) Ltd)
3rd - Eddie Holman, rocker
3rd - Ian Hunter, England, rocker (Mott the Hoople-All the Young Dudes)
3rd - Tristan Rogers, Australia, actor (Robert Scorpio-General Hospital)
3rd - Penelope Wilton [Penelope Alice], Scarborough, North Yorkshire, English actress (Cry Freedom, Norman Conquests)
4th - Bettina Gregory, correspondent/journalist (ABC-TV)
5th - Fred Stone, rock guitarist (Sly & Family Stone-Stand)
5th - Fuzzy Fuscaldo, rocker (Capt Beefheart)
5th - Gillian Hills, Cairo Egypt, actress (Blow-up, Clockwork Orange)
5th - Michael Monarch, rocker (Steppenwolf)
5th - Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Afredo, Key)
6th - Chelsea Brown, Chicago Ill, comedienne (Laugh-in, Matt Lincoln)
6th - Lasse Hallstrom, director (Once Around, My Life as a Dog, ABBA)
7th - Jenny Jones, [Janina Stronski], Canada, comedienne (Jenny Jones Show)
7th - Terry Gale, Wyalkatchem WA, Australasia golfer
8th - Dudley Fishburn, MP
8th - Elizabeth A Lynn, US, sci-fi author (Watchtower, Red Hawk)
8th - Richie Robinson, cricketer (Victorian keeper, Australian batsman 1977)
9th - Peter Kilfoyle, British MP
10th - Mensje F van Keulen-van der Steen, Dutch writer (Bleeker's Summer)
11th - Jenny Pittman, horse trainer
11th - Michael Wilkes, commander (UK Field Army)
12th - Harry Glasper, English writer
12th - John Steinbeck IV, New York NY, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck
13th - Danny Klein, rocker
Businessman & T.V. Personality Donald TrumpBusinessman & T.V. Personality Donald Trump (14th) 14th - Donald Trump, billionaire/master builder (Trump Towers/Plaza/Castle)
14th - Ralph McAllister Ingersol II, NYC, newspaper publisher
15th - Janet Lennon, vocalist (Lennon Sisters)
15th - Judy Pace, Los Angeles California, actress (Young Lawyers)
15th - Ken Henderson, baseball player
15th - Roger Tolchard, cricketer (Engl keeper played Tests as a batsman 1977)
15th - Noddy Holder, Walsall United Kingdom, rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade- Cum On Feel The Noize)
15th - Demis Roussos, Greek singer
16th - Lord Astor, of Hever
16th - Neil MacGregor, director (British National Gallery)
16th - Simon Williams, US, actor (Fiendish plot of dr Fu Manchu)
16th - Jodi Rell, American politician, governor of Connecticut
17th - Marcy Kaptur, (Rep-D-HA, 1983- )
17th - Peter Rosei, Austrian writer
18th - Russell Ash, British author
18th - Fabio Capello, Italian football coach
18th - Bruiser Brody [Frank Goodish], professional wrestler (d. 1988)
20th - Andre Watts, Nuremberg Germany, concert pianist (Oberon)
20th - Duchess of Gloucester
20th - Bob Vila, television presenter
20th - Xanana Gusmão, President of East Timor
21st - Brenda Holloway, US singer/songwriter (When I'm Gone)
21st - Kate Hoey, British MP (Lab)
21st - Malcolm Rifkind, British QC MP (Sect of State for Defense)
21st - Maurice Saatchi, English advertising CEO (Saatchi & Saatchi)
21st - Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author
22nd - Andrew Rubin, New Bedford Mass, actor (Police Academy) [or Jan 22]
22nd - Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist (Buena Vista Social Club)
23rd - Russ Thacker, Wash DC, producer (Golden Seal)
23rd - Ted Shackelford, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, actor (Gary-Dallas, Knots Landing)
23rd - Ted Shackleford, American actor
24th - Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast (STS 51C, 51L-Chal disaster)
24th - Robert Reich, US Sec of Labor (Clinton)
24th - David Collenette, Canadian politician
25th - Allen Lanier, rock keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), (d. 2013)
25th - Ian McDonald, London England, rock guitarist (Foreigner, King Crimson)
25th - Roméo Dallaire, Canadian senator
26th - Clive Francis, London England, actor (Masada)
27th - Daria Semegen, composer
27th - Janice Giteck, composer
27th - Sally Priesand, 1st us woman rabbi
28th - Bruce Davison, Phila, actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk)
28th - Gilda Radner, Detroit Mich, actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon)
28th - John "Mike" Lounge, Denver Colorado, astr (STS 51-I, STS 26, STS 35)
28th - Robert L Asprin, US, sci-fi writer (Thieves World, Cold Cash War)
28th - Robert Xavier Rodriguez, composer
28th - Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician.
29th - Egon von Furstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (d. 2004)
29th - Ernesto Pérez Balladares, Panamanian politician
30th - Billy Brown, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 17 of 17

1st - Ion Antonescu, fascist premier/dictator of Romania, executed
3rd - Michail I Kalinin, Pres (Supreme Soviet), dies at 60
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann (6th) 6th - Gerhart Hauptmann, writer, dies at 83
9th - Rama VIII, king of Siam (1935-46), dies at 21
10th - Ananda Mahidol, king of Siam, shot dead at 20
10th - Jack Johnson, 1st African American world heavyweight boxing champion, dies in a car accident aged 68
12th - Count Hisaichi Terauchi, Japanese fieldmarshal, dies
13th - Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71
14th - John Logie Baird, Scottish television pioneer (b. 1888)
16th - Ludwig Winder, writer, dies
16th - Miloje Milojevic, composer, dies at 61
21st - Heinrich Kaminski, composer, dies at 59
24th - Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)
26th - Max Kögel, SS officer (b. 1895)
26th - Yosuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (b. 1880)
28th - Eduard Veterman, Dutch painter/playwright, dies in an auto accident
30th - Michael Zadora, composer, dies at 64

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