What Happened in September 1946

Historical Events

  • 1st 1st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Berg
  • 1st Greece votes for monarchy
  • 2nd Johnny Neun replaces Bill Dickey as Yankee manager
  • 2nd Nehru forms government in India
  • 5th "Yours Is My Heart" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 5th Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game
  • 6th All-American Football Conference plays 1st game (Clev 44, Miami 0)
  • 6th Terence Rattigan's "The Winslow Boy" premieres in London
  • 8th Bill Kennedy of Rocky Mount (CPL) strikes out minors record 456
  • 8th Bulgaria ends monarchy
  • 8th SF 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to NY Yankees 21-7
  • 8th 66th U.S. Men's National Championship: Jack Kramer beats Tom Brown Jr. (9-7, 6-3, 6-0)
  • 8th 60th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Patricia Canning Todd (11-9, 6-3)
  • 11th 1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation
  • 12th Court martial convicts Henry de Man to 20 years, in Brussels
  • 13th Boston Red Sox clinch AL pennant
  • 15th Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0 in 5 inns, games called because of gnats
  • 17th "Gypsy Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • 17th "If the Shoe Fits" opens at Century Theater NYC for 20 performances

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

18th Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 20th Churchill argues for a 'United States of Europe'
  • 21st Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay
  • 22nd Evelyn Dick charged with butchering husband
  • 24th Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs
  • 26th 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993
  • 27th King George II of Greece returns from exile
  • 28th Greek king George II back in Athens
  • 29th "Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio
  • 29th 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers)
  • 29th Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 secs
  • 29th Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play 1st NFL game in LA
  • 29th NPS, Nationale Party Suriname, forms
  • 30th 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

30th Joachim von Ribbentrop & Hermann Goering sentenced to death by Nuremberg trial

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Barry Gibb, Manchester England, guitarist/singer (Bee Gees)
  • 1st Greg Errico, American drummer (Sly & Family Stone-Stand!), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1st Roh Moo-Hyun, President of South Korea
  • 2nd Luis Avalos, actor (Condo, E/R, I Had 3 Wives), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 2nd Marty Grebb, rocker (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 2nd Billy Preston, American soul musician/singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas
  • 3rd Peter Morris, historian of France
  • 4th David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 4th Gary Duncan, [Grubb], rock guitarist (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • 4th Greg Elmore, rock drummer (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • 5th Buddy Miles, rocker
  • 5th Dennis Dugan, Wheaton IL, actor/director (Can't Buy Me Love, Howling)
  • 5th Freddie Mercury, [Bulsara], British vocalist (Queen-We are Champions)
  • 5th Loudon Wainwright III, vocalist (April Fool's Day Morn)
  • 6th Bryan D O'Connor, Orange Cal, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 61B, STS 40)
  • 6th Buizen Beernd, [Bennie Jolink], singer/guitarist/pianist (Normal)
  • 7th Alfa Anderson, rock vocalist (Chicago), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 7th Willie Crawford, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 8th Dean Daughtry, rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • 8th L.C. Greenwood, American football player, (d. 2013)
  • 9th Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author
  • 9th Doug Ingle, rock vocalist/keyboards (Iron Butterfly), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 9th Pete Gavin, rocker
  • 9th Hayato Tani, Japanese actor
  • 10th James R Hines, Dumas Ark, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 10th Jim Hines, American athlete
  • 10th Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician
  • 11th Dennis Tufano, rock guitarist/vocalist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 14th Jim Angle, American television reporter
  • 15th Fighting Mack, [Edwin Alberto], Antillian welterweight boxer
  • 15th Oliver Stone, director (Wall St, Good Morning Vietnam, Platoon), born in NYC, New York
  • 15th Tommy Lee Jones, actor (Executioner's Song, Bloody Monday, The Fugitive)
  • 15th Howard Waldrop, American science fiction author
  • 16th Lord Walton of Detchant, physician (Warden of Green College Oxford)
  • 16th Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model
  • 16th Mike Reynolds, Australian politician
  • 16th Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer
  • 17th Billy Bonds, British soccer player
  • 17th Michael Jack, British minister of state-home office
  • 18th Alan "Bam" King, rocker
  • 18th Nicholas Clay, English actor (d. 2000)
  • 18th Otis Sistrunk, American football player
  • 19th Hans van de Berg, actor (Ciske the Rat)
  • 19th John Coghlan, rock drummer (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • 19th Brian Henton, English racing driver
  • 21st Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 22nd Daniel E "Dan" Lungren, (Rep-R-California, 1979-88)
  • 22nd King Sunny Ade, Nigerian singer
  • 22nd Dan Baker, American public address announcer
  • 23rd Franz Fischler, Austrian politician
  • 24th "Mean" Joe Greene, NFL tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), Coke spokesman
  • 24th Carson Van Osten, rocker
  • 24th Jacqueline Courtney, NJ, actress (Another World, One Life to Live)
  • 24th Jerry Donahue, rocker (Fairport Convention)
  • 24th Marc Edward Neikrug, composer
  • 24th Pat Pocock, cricketer (intermittent England off-spinner 1968-85)
  • 24th Richard Spring, British MP
  • 24th Robert Jackson, MP/minister of British Civil Service
  • 25th Bishan Bedi, cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79)
  • 25th Felicity Kendal, Indies/British actress (Shakespeare Wallah)
  • 25th Gilmer Bryan Morgan, Wewoka OK, PGA golfer (1977 BC Open)
  • 26th Mary Beth Hurt, [Mary Supinger], Iowa, actress (Garp, Interiors)
  • 26th Andrea Dworkin, American feminist (d. 2005)
  • 26th Christine Todd Whitman, American politician
  • 26th Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician
  • 27th Peter H Kostmayer, (Rep-D-PA, 1977-81, 83- )
  • 27th Ronald Fox, senior partner (Fox Williams)
  • 27th Robin Nedwell, English comedy actor (d. 1999)
  • 27th T.C. Cannon, Kiowa/Caddo artist (d. 1978)
  • 28th Fiona Lewis, Westcliff England, actress (Stunts, Lisztomania)
  • 28th Helen Shapiro, Bethnal Green London, rock vocalist
  • 28th Herbert Jefferson Jr, Jersey City NJ, actor (Battlestar Galactica)
  • 28th Majid Khan, cricketer (great Pakistani batsman 1964-82)
  • 28th Peter Egan, actor (Bean, Chariots of Fire)
  • 28th Jeffrey Jones, American actor (Beetlejuice, Ferris Bueller's Day Off), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 29th Alasdair Fraser, QC/director (Public Prosecutions for N Ireland)
  • 29th Nick Taylor, singer/guitarist (Bloodrock)
  • 29th Patricia Hodge, actress (Heat of the Day, Shell Seekers, Sunset)
  • 30th Paul Sheahan, cricketer (dashing Australian Test batsman 1967-74)
  • 30th Sylvia Peterson, US vocalist (Chiffons-He's So Fine)
  • 30th Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (d. 1993)
  • 30th Claude Vorilhon, founder of Raelism, a ufo religion
  • 30th William Thurston, Washington, mathematician (Fields Medal, 1982), (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • 3rd Carl Emil Paul Lincke, composer, dies at 79
  • 4th Paul Lincke, German composer/conductor (Lysistrata), dies at 79
  • 7th Paul Zech, writer, dies at 65
  • 9th Mynona, writer, dies at 74
  • 11th Arthur van Schendel, writer (Holland Drama), dies at 72)
  • 13th Eugene Lanceray, Russian painter (b. 1875)
  • 16th James Hopwood Jeans, Englsh physicist, mathematician and astronomer (The Mysterious Universe), dies at 69
  • 17th Frank Burke, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 20th Raimu, French actor (b. 1883)
  • 21st Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo), dies at 66
  • 21st Olga Engl, Austrian actress (b. 1971)
  • 28th Jean Van de Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter, dies