1946 (MCMXLVI, in Roman numerals) was a common year of the 20th century that began on a Tuesday, according to the Gregorian calendar. Its Sunday lyrics were F. Carnival Tuesday took place on March 5th and Easter Sunday on April 21st. According to the Chinese horoscope, it was the year of the Dog, starting February 2nd.
January 1 - Extinction of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB).
January 11 - Enver Hoxha proclaims the People's Republic of Albania after the fall of King Zog.
January 31 - The 16th President of Brazil, Marshal Eurico Gaspar Dutra, takes office. The work of the National Constituent Assembly begins.
Trygve Lie of Norway is chosen to be the first secretary-general of the United Nations.
Parliament of Hungary abolished the monarchy after nine centuries and proclaims the Republic of Hungary.
March - Deputy Barreto Pinto, of the PTB, forwards a complaint to the Superior Electoral Court against the PCB, alleging the dictatorial and internationalist character of the association and asking for the removal of its registration.
March 2 - Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam.
30th of April - Prohibition of games of chance in Brazil, by Decree-Law 9,215.
May 15 - Corfu Channel Incident
4th of July - Juan Domingo Perón assumes the presidency of Argentina and the independence of the Philippines is recognized
June 6 - The Basketball Association of America (BAA), now the NBA, is founded.
July 5 - Stylist Louis Réard exhibited his newest creation in a Paris pool: the bikini.
21 July - then president of Bolivia, Gualberto Villarroel Lopéz, commits suicide in burnt-out palace
September 18 - The new Constitution of Brazil is promulgated.
February 2 - Alpha Oumar Konaré, president of Mali from 1992 to 2002.
April 30 - Charles XVI Gustav of Sweden, King of Sweden since 1973.
May 20 - Cher, singer and actress from the United States.
June 14 - Donald Trump, politician and 45th president of the United States.
July 9 - Bon Scott, AC/DC vocalist.
June 17 - Eduardo Camaño, politician and interim president of Argentina in 2001 and 2002.
20 June - Xanana Gusmão, 1st President of East Timor.
1st of July - Alceu Valença, Brazilian singer and composer.
July 6 - George W. Bush, politician, president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. - Sylvester Stallone, American actor, screenwriter and director.
July 12 - Almir Guineto, Brazilian samba dancer and composer (d. 2017).
July 22 - Mireille Mathieu, great French singer.
August 11 - Óscar Berger, president of Guatemala from 2004 to 2008.
August 19 - Bill Clinton, politician, US president from 1993 to 2001.
August 20 - José Wilker Actor
August 29 - Dimítris Christófias, President of Cyprus from 2008 to 2013.
September 1 - Roh Moo-hyun, President of South Korea from 2003 to 2008 (d. 2009).
September 5 - Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the band Queen from 1970 to 1991 (d. 1991).
October 14 - François Bozizé, President of the Central African Republic from 2003 to 2013.
October 15 - Richard Carpenter, American musician, singer and songwriter.
December 4th - Bedeu, singer and composer of MPB and Brazilian samba-rock (d. 1999).
December 12 - Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian Formula 1 driver.
February 9 - Júlio Prestes, Brazilian politician, elected president but never sworn in (n. 1882).
April 17 - Juan Bautista Sacasa, president of Nicaragua from 1933 to 1936 (b. 1874).
21 July - Gualberto Villarroel López, president of Bolivia from 1943 to 1946 (n. 1882).
October 2 - Carlos Blanco Galindo, president of Bolivia from 1930 to 1931 (n. 1882).
October 15 - Hermann Göring, German politician and military leader (b. 1893).
October 16 - Alfred Jodl, German general, member of the top of the Nazi government (b. 1890).
Physics - Percy Williams Bridgman
Literature - Hermann Hesse