War Crimes Tribunal held in Nuremberg and War Crimes Trials held in Tokyo.
Bikinis go on sale on July 5th in Paris.
The USA starts Atomic Tests on Bikini Atoll.
Tupperware is introduced to U.S. consumers.
London Heathrow airport opens fully for civilian traffic
Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gives his famous "Iron Curtain" speech while visiting the United States.
Microwave Oven invented.
Britain announces it’s granting India’s wish for independence.
First successful motor scooter The Vespa produced.
Movies It’s a Wonderful Life and The Best Years of Our Lives released.
Robert Penn Warren’s All the King's Men, Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and Benjamin Spock’s childcare classic published.
Thomas the Tank Engine first published.
Dolly Rebecca Parton, country singer, was born in Sevierville, Tennessee.
Donald Trump was born in NYC.
Bill Clinton was born as William J. Blythe III in Hope, Arkansas.
The beginning of the Baby Boomers generation.
Government introduces the major post-war immigration scheme while maintaining the so called White Australia Policy. This discriminative policy was progressively dismantled from 1949.
Today, Australia has the world's eighth largest immigrant population, with immigrants accounting for 29% of the population, a higher proportion than in any other nation with a population of over 10 million.
World champion racing driver, Alan Jones, born.
Government forms domestic airline TAA in competition with the private ANA. The former was eventually absorbed by QANTAS, the latter taken over by another privateer, Ansett which eventually went to the wall in 2002 (taking all my FF points with it).
New Zealand defeats Australia 2-0 in a Rugby Union test series (nothing changes much!).
The UN grants Australia trusteeship of the Territory of New Guinea and Territory of Papua.
I was born 10th November around 11pm by caesarean section at St. Andrews Hospital in Melbourne.