On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1946

Historical Events

  • 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Kiick, American football running back (Super Bowl 1972, 73; AFL All-Star 1968, 69; Miami Dolphins), born in Lincoln Park, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Marinus "Rinus" Gerritsen, Dutch rock bassist, and keyboardist (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (South Africa, 15 Tests, 64 wkts), dies at 69
1946 Highlights

About August 9, 1946

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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