What Happened in September 1946

Historical Events

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 18 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
  • Sep 20 Churchill argues for a 'United States of Europe'
  • Sep 21 Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay
  • Sep 22 Evelyn Dick charged with butchering husband
  • Sep 24 Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs
  • Sep 26 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993
  • Sep 27 King George II of Greece returns from exile
  • Sep 28 Greek king George II back in Athens
  • Sep 29 "Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio
  • Sep 29 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers)
  • Sep 29 Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 secs
  • Sep 29 Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play 1st NFL game in LA
  • Sep 29 NPS, Nationale Party Suriname, forms
  • Sep 30 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 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

  • Sep 1 Barry Gibb, guitarist/singer (Bee Gees), born in Manchester, England
  • Sep 1 Greg Errico, American drummer (Sly & Family Stone-Stand!), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 1 Roh Moo-Hyun, President of South Korea
  • Sep 2 Luis Avalos, actor (Condo, E/R, I Had 3 Wives), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Sep 2 Marty Grebb, rocker (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 2 Billy Preston, American soul musician/singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas
  • Sep 3 Peter Morris, historian of France
  • Sep 4 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 4 Gary Duncan, [Grubb], rock guitarist (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 4 Greg Elmore, rock drummer (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 5 Buddy Miles, American musician (The Electric Flag), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2008)
  • Sep 5 Dennis Dugan, Wheaton IL, actor/director (Can't Buy Me Love, Howling)
  • Sep 5 Freddie Mercury, [Bulsara], British vocalist (Queen-We are Champions)
  • Sep 5 Loudon Wainwright III, vocalist (April Fool's Day Morn)
  • Sep 6 Bryan D O'Connor, Orange Cal, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 61B, STS 40)
  • Sep 6 Buizen Beernd, [Bennie Jolink], singer/guitarist/pianist (Normal)
  • Sep 7 Alfa Anderson, rock vocalist (Chicago), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 7 Willie Crawford, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Sep 8 Dean Daughtry, rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Sep 8 L.C. Greenwood, American football player, (d. 2013)
  • Sep 9 Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author
  • Sep 9 Doug Ingle, rock vocalist/keyboards (Iron Butterfly), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 9 Pete Gavin, English rocker (Heads Hands & Feet), born in London
  • Sep 9 Hayato Tani, Japanese actor
  • Sep 10 James R Hines, Dumas Ark, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Sep 10 Jim Hines, American athlete
  • Sep 10 Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician
  • Sep 11 Dennis Tufano, rock guitarist/vocalist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 14 Jim Angle, American television reporter
  • Sep 15 Fighting Mack, [Edwin Alberto], Antillian welterweight boxer
  • Sep 15 Oliver Stone, director (Wall St, Good Morning Vietnam, Platoon), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 15 Tommy Lee Jones, actor (Executioner's Song, Bloody Monday, The Fugitive)
  • Sep 15 Howard Waldrop, American science fiction author
  • Sep 16 Lord Walton of Detchant, physician (Warden of Green College Oxford)
  • Sep 16 Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model
  • Sep 16 Mike Reynolds, Australian politician
  • Sep 16 Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer
  • Sep 17 Billy Bonds, British soccer player
  • Sep 17 Michael Jack, British minister of state-home office
  • Sep 18 Alan "Bam" King, rocker
  • Sep 18 Nicholas Clay, English actor (d. 2000)
  • Sep 18 Otis Sistrunk, American football player
  • Sep 19 Hans van de Berg, actor (Ciske the Rat)
  • Sep 19 John Coghlan, rock drummer (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • Sep 19 Brian Henton, English racing driver
  • Sep 21 Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Sep 22 Daniel E "Dan" Lungren, (Rep-R-California, 1979-88)
  • Sep 22 King Sunny Ade, Nigerian singer
  • Sep 22 Dan Baker, American public address announcer
  • Sep 23 Franz Fischler, Austrian politician
  • Sep 24 "Mean" Joe Greene, NFL tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), Coke spokesman
  • Sep 24 Carson Van Osten, rocker
  • Sep 24 Jacqueline Courtney, NJ, actress (Another World, One Life to Live)
  • Sep 24 Jerry Donahue, rocker (Fairport Convention)
  • Sep 24 Marc Edward Neikrug, composer
  • Sep 24 Pat Pocock, cricketer (intermittent England off-spinner 1968-85)
  • Sep 24 Richard Spring, British MP
  • Sep 24 Robert Jackson, MP/minister of British Civil Service
  • Sep 25 Bishan Bedi, cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79)
  • Sep 25 Felicity Kendal, Indies/British actress (Shakespeare Wallah)
  • Sep 25 Gilmer Bryan Morgan, Wewoka OK, PGA golfer (1977 BC Open)
  • Sep 26 Mary Beth Hurt, [Mary Supinger], Iowa, actress (Garp, Interiors)
  • Sep 26 Andrea Dworkin, American feminist (d. 2005)
  • Sep 26 Christine Todd Whitman, American politician
  • Sep 26 Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician
  • Sep 27 Peter H Kostmayer, (Rep-D-PA, 1977-81, 83- )
  • Sep 27 Ronald Fox, senior partner (Fox Williams)
  • Sep 27 Robin Nedwell, English comedy actor (d. 1999)
  • Sep 27 T.C. Cannon, Kiowa/Caddo artist (d. 1978)
  • Sep 28 Fiona Lewis, Westcliff England, actress (Stunts, Lisztomania)
  • Sep 28 Helen Shapiro, Bethnal Green London, rock vocalist
  • Sep 28 Herbert Jefferson Jr, actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Sep 28 Majid Khan, cricketer (great Pakistani batsman 1964-82)
  • Sep 28 Peter Egan, actor (Bean, Chariots of Fire)
  • Sep 28 Jeffrey Jones, American actor (Beetlejuice, Ferris Bueller's Day Off), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Sep 29 Alasdair Fraser, QC/director (Public Prosecutions for N Ireland)
  • Sep 29 Nick Taylor, singer/guitarist (Bloodrock)
  • Sep 29 Patricia Hodge, actress (Heat of the Day, Shell Seekers, Sunset)
  • Sep 30 Paul Sheahan, cricketer (dashing Australian Test batsman 1967-74)
  • Sep 30 Sylvia Peterson, US vocalist (Chiffons-He's So Fine)
  • Sep 30 Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (d. 1993)
  • Sep 30 Claude Vorilhon, founder of Raelism, a ufo religion
  • Sep 30 William Thurston, Washington, mathematician (Fields Medal, 1982), (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

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