What Happened on September 8, 1946

Historical Events

  • Bill Kennedy of Rocky Mount (CPL) strikes out minors record 456
  • Bulgaria ends its monarchy
  • San Francisco 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to NY Yankees 21-7

US Men's Tennis Open

US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Jack Kramer beats fellow American Tom Brown Jr. 9-7, 6-3, 6-0 for his first of 2 straight US singles crowns

  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-American final Pauline Betz Addie beats Patricia Canning Todd 11-9, 6-3 for her 4th and last US singles title

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Daughtry, American rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Kinston, Alabama
  • Ken Forsch, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1970-1986, 2X All-Star (Houston Astros, California Angels), born in Sacramento, California
  • L. C. Greenwood, American football player, born in Canton, Mississippi (d. 2013)
1946 Highlights

About September 8, 1946

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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