On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1946

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

10th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: American Herman Keiser wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of tour money-leader Ben Hogan; first Masters in 4 years because of World War II

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • Part of East Prussia incorporated into Russian SFSR
  • Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Benary, American composer (Gamelon Son Of Lion), born in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York (d. 2019)
  • Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
  • Robert Metcalfe, American electrical engineer (invented Ethernet, 3Com), born in Brooklyn, New York