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Historical Events in September 1946

  • Sep 1 1st US Open Women's Golf, Spokane CC: Patty Berg wins inaugural Open and only one played in match play format; takes 36-hole final 5 & 4 over Betty Jameson
  • Sep 1 Greece votes for monarchy

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Sep 2 Jawaharlal Nehru forms government in India

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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 2 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
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Sep 5 "Yours Is My Heart" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Sep 5 Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game

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Sep 5 Amon Göth, former head of Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp, found guilty of imprisonment, torture, and extermination of individuals and groups of people, the first conviction of homicide at a war crimes court

SS Officer Amon Göth
SS Officer
Amon Göth
  • Sep 6 Terence Rattigan's "The Winslow Boy" premieres in London
  • Sep 6 All-America Football Conference begins regular season play as the Cleveland Browns beat the Miami Seahawks 44-0 before 60,135 at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium
  • Sep 8 Bill Kennedy of Rocky Mount (CPL) strikes out minors record 456
  • Sep 8 Bulgaria ends monarchy
  • Sep 8 SF 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to NY Yankees 21-7
  • Sep 8 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
  • Sep 8 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
  • Sep 11 1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation
  • Sep 12 Court martial convicts Henry de Man to 20 years, in Brussels

  • Sep 13 Boston Red Sox clinch AL pennant
  • Sep 15 Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0 in 5 inns, games called because of gnats
  • Sep 17 "Gypsy Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • Sep 17 "If the Shoe Fits" opens at Century Theater NYC for 20 performances

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 18 Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Sep 20 Churchill argues for a 'United States of Europe'
  • Sep 21 Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay
  • Sep 22 Canadian woman Evelyn Dick charged with butchering her husband in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Sep 24 Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 26 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993

Cartoonist Hergé
Cartoonist
Hergé
  • Sep 27 King George II of Greece returns from exile to Athens
  • Sep 29 "Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio
  • Sep 29 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers)
  • Sep 29 Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 secs
  • Sep 29 Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play 1st NFL game in LA
  • Sep 29 NPS, Nationale Party Suriname, forms

Conference of InterestNuremberg Trials

Sep 30 22 Nazi leaders, including Joachim von Ribbentrop and Hermann Goering, are found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to death or prison at the Nuremberg war trials
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Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.
Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.