(Tengyō 9, 4th month): Suzaku abdicates, having ruled for 16 years. The emperor was succeeded by his younger brother, who would become Emperor Murakami.
May 31, 946 (Tengyō 9, 28th day of the 4th month): Shortly thereafter, Emperor Murakami, who was 21 years old, acceded to the throne (the sokui). Murakami's maternal uncle Fujiwara no Tadahira remained as the Sessho regent until 949.
Eadred I succeeds his brother as king of England
May 10 - Pope Agapitus succeeds Pope Marinus II as the 129th pope. He tries to put a stop to the "pornocracy."
May 26 - King Edmund I of England
Abu-Bakr Muhammad ben Yahya as-Suli
Tsuraguki, Japanese poet.