Our Birth Year 1946

1946 Following the end of the war people expected a better life than before the war years with the Great Depression causing poverty and hardship worldwide. There were major shortages in jobs and housing for those returning from war , around the world the start of the baby boom also started as couples married and had children , also there were still shortages of food, and materials.

How Much things cost in 1946

Average Cost of new house $5,600.00

Average wages per year $2,500.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas 15 cents

Average Cost of a new car $1,120.00

Worlds First Electric Blanket $39.50

Men's Ties $1.50

Watermans Pen $8.75

Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Sterling

Average House Price 1,459


What Events Happened in 1946


  • 5 Die in Riot at Alcatraz


  • Tidal waves strike Hawaii which were caused by earthquake near the Aleutian Islands, Alaska


  • 30 million people are close to dying of starvation in China


  • Philippines gains independence after 48 years of U.S. rule


  • A major undersea earthquake Alaska measuring 7.4 magnitude in the north pacific ocean caused a Tsunami that by the time it reached Hawaii some 2,400 miles away the waves reached 60ft in height hit coastal areas of Hawaii causing the deaths of 150 +


  • (UNICEF) United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund Established December 11th


  • Twelve high ranking Nazis are sentenced to death by the International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg and hung on October 16th


  • War Crimes Trials are held in Tokyo for those accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity during World War II.


  • The Mensa society is created, the only qualification for membership being a high IQ in the top 98th percentile,


  • U.S. troops seize control of US railroads during rail unions strike





  • The BBC Television Service begins broadcasting again


  • The US starts Atomic Tests on Bikini Atoll


  • AT&T announce first car phones


  • Piaggio produces the first successful motor scooter The Vespa

    Inventions Invented by Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use ) 1946
    Microwave Oven USA by Percy L Spencer
    Automation USA by Henry Ford


Popular Culture


  • Bikinis go on sale in Paris


  • The first Cannes Film Festival takes place in Cannes


  • Tupperware sold in department and hardware stores


  • Children's puppet "Muffin the Mule" debuts in an episode of For The Children


  • Dean Martin's musical career begins


  • B.B. King's musical career begins


  • Frankie Laine records " That's My Desire"


  • Bill Haley's professional musical career begins as a member of The Down Homers.

Popular Musicians

  • Frank Sinatra

  • Ink Spots

  • Bing Crosby

  • Duke Ellington

  • Perry Como

  • Andrews Sisters


Born This Year

Tommy Lee Jones This Day In History September 15th

Susan Sarandon News And Events From October 4th

Justin Hayward This Day In History October 14th

Ted Bundy News And Events From November 24th

Candice Bergen may 9th -- Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

Jimmy Buffett December 25th -- Pascagoula, Mississippi, U.S.

George W. Bush July 6th -- New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

Cher May 20th -- El Centro, California, U.S.

Tyne Daly February 21st -- Madison, Wisconsin,, U.S.

Donovan May 10th -- Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Sally Field November 6th -- Pasadena, California, U.S.

Uri Geller December 20th -- Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine

Barry Gibb September 1st -- Isle of Man

Sally Field November 6th -- Pasadena, California, U.S.

Freddie Mercury September 5th -- Stone Town, Zanzibar

Ilie Nastase July 19th -- Bucharest, Romania

Sally Field November 6th -- Pasadena, California, U.S.

Dolly Parton January 19th -- Sevierville, Tennessee, United States

Sally Field November 6th -- Pasadena, California, U.S.

Steven Spielberg December 18th -- Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Sylvester Stallone July 6th -- New York, New York, U.S.

Peter Sutcliffe June 2nd -- Bingley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Donald Trump June 14th -- New York City, New York, U.S.



Harry S. Truman