On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1946

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Tournament

American golfer Ben Hogan wins the Golden State Open at California CC in Los Angeles; his 3rd consecutive PGA event and 11th title of the season; 2nd time that year he wins 3 straight tournaments

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jawaharlal Nehru forms government in India

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle ("Nothing From Nothing"; "You Are So Beautiful"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Luis Avalos, actor (Condo, E/R, I Had 3 Wives), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Marty Grebb, rocker (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
1946 Highlights

About September 2, 1946

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo