The year 1946 stands out as one that molded men (and babies) into leaders. Test your presidential knowledge. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and married his sweetheart a month later.
2 Three future presidents were born during the summer of 1946—the first year of the baby boom. Who are they?
3 The Navy gave this former Eagle Scout (pictured) an honorable discharge on Feb. 23. 4 The Screen Actors Guild asked him (then its third vice president) to mediate a dispute between unions.
5 He started a political dynasty by winning his first election: a congressional seat in Massachusetts.
6 Hailed as a WWII hero, this Army chief of staff became a permanent five-star general. 7 An economics major at Yale in 1946, this former Navy pilot graduated Phi Beta Kappa in just 21⁄2 years.
8 Money he won playing poker in the Navy during WWII helped fund his 1946 California congressional campaign.