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
1946 History

Famous Birthdays

  • James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
  • Robin Tallon, American politician (Rep-D-SC, 1983-93), born in Hemingway, South Carolina
Born in 1946

Famous Divorces

Bugsy Siegel

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

About August 8, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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