Category Archives: 1946

  • 1946 december, the flamingo hotel, las vegas, bugsy siegel, mob investments, 1950s las vegas, 1950s cars

    Baby Boomer Trivia From December 1946: UNICEF Begins, It’s A Wonderful Life, Flamingo Las Vegas Opens UNICEF was formed in In December of 1946, when the United Nations General Assembly unanimously voted to establish an international Children’s Emergency Fund. The purpose of the new UNICEF fund was to provide relief from the famine and disease faced […]

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  • 1946, january, adolf eichman, captured, argentina, nazi ss officer

    Baby Boomer Trivia From August 1946: Jockey George Woolf, Adolf Eichman Escapes, CIA Established On January 3, 1946, Canadian jockey George Woolf “The Iceman” fell off his horse Please Me during the fourth race at Santa Anita Park, his home base racetrack. Suffering from a concussion, Woolf was taken to hospital and died the next […]

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  • 1946, november, thurgood marshall, lawyer, naacp, civil rights, lynch mob, race riots, supreme court, united states, black, african american

    Baby Boomer Trivia From November 1946: First BAA (NBA) Game, JFK Elected Congressman, Thurgood Marshall Escapes Lynch Mob On November 1, 1946 the New York Knicks (short for Knickerbockers) basketball team played the Toronto Huskies at Maple Leaf Gardens. It was the first game of the newly-formed BAA (Basketball Association of America), which would evolve into today’s NBA. […]

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  • 1946 october, first cannes film festival, the lost weekend, best picture, best director, ray milland, best actor, jane wyman, academy awards, billy wilder, best director

    Baby Boomer Trivia From October 1946: First Cannes Festival, Canada Savings Bonds Debut, First Space Photos The first Cannes International Film Festival in 1946 ran from September 20th – October 5th, 1946. On the closing day October 5, 1946, among the movies that won the Grand Prize of the Festival were Brief Encounter (1945) by […]

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  • 1946 september, martin borman, hermann goring, nazi war criminals, war crimes, nuremberg trials, adolf hitler, wilhelm keitel

    Baby Boomer Trivia From September 1946: Joe Garagiola Night, Evelyn Dick Charged, Nazi Leaders Sentenced 20-year-old Major League Baseball rookie Joe Garagiola took to the home field on Joe Garagiola Night on September 5, 1946 for the St. Louis Cardinals, his home town team. St. Louis fans were proud to see a hometown boy make […]

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  • booker t washington coin, commemorative coin, half dollar coin, slavery, negro, african american, black man, august 1946

    Baby Boomer Trivia From August 1946: AEC is Formed, Dominican Tsunami, & Booker T. Washington Commemorative Coin On August 1, 1946, U.S. President Harry Truman signed the McMahon/Atomic Energy Act, effectively establishing the civilian Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and giving it significant powers of regulation for nuclear science and technology. The new AEC acquired control […]

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  • Baby Boomer Trivia From July 1946: Sam Snead Wins 75th Open; Spock’s Baby Book; 44 Dachau SS Sentenced to Death American golfer Sam Snead won the 75th Open Championship on the historic “birthplace of golf” Old Course at St. Andrews, in Scotland on July 5, 1946. Due to World War II, this was the first […]

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  • bikini, 1946, june, french, paris, louis reard, jacques heim

    Baby Boomer Trivia From June 1946: Bikini Debuts, Joe Louis Wins Title, First Mobile Phones French designer Louis Reard is widely credited for inventing the bikini so loved by baby boomers. The name was inspired by the U.S. nuclear bomb testing on the tiny Bikini Atoll after World War II. Reard debuted his bikini at a […]

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  • alcatraz island, battle of alcatraz, may 1946

    Baby Boomer Trivia From May 1946: Battle of Alcatraz, Japanese Canadians Deported, First King of Jordan The Battle of Alcatraz – Convicted 46-year-old bank robber Bernard Coy had been in the island prison of Alcatraz (above photo) for 8 years of his 25-year sentence on May 2, 1946. That day, Coy attacked guard William Miller […]

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  • april 1946, baby boomers, seniors, senior citizens, baby boomer trivia, aleutian islands earthquake, hawaii tsunami, jackie robinson, baseball player, break baseball colour barrier, second base, montreal royals, AAA minor league

    Baby Boomer Trivia From April 1946: Hawaiin Tsunami, Jackie Robinson Breaks Baseball’s Colour Barrier Today’s senior citizens may remember the April 1, 1946, Aleutian Islands, Alaska earthquake that triggered a Pacific Ocean tsunami with waves up to 130′ high. The nearby Scotch Cap U.S. Coast Guard Lighthouse was destroyed and it’s 5 crew members killed, […]

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