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

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Bugsy Siegel

1946 Highlights

About August 8, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo