On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1946

Historical Events

  • Dreyfuss family, owners of Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900, sells club to Frank McKinney & John Galbreath for $25 million
  • First flight of the Convair B-36.
  • India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles

Famous Birthdays

  • James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
  • Robin M Tallon, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )

Famous Divorces

Bugsy Siegel

Esta Krakower divorces mobster Bugsy Siegel (40) after 17 years of marriage

1946 Highlights

About August 8, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo