August 1946 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 8 Dreyfuss family, owners of Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900, sells club to Frank McKinney & John Galbreath for $25 million
  • Aug 9 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night
  • Aug 18 Golf Writers Associaton of America forms
  • Aug 22 Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
  • Aug 22 Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)
  • Aug 23 13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 25 PGA Championship, Portland GC: Ben Hogan beats Ed Oliver 6 & 4 for first of his 9 major titles

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Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 6 Dusty Rhodes, Australian baseball coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 9 Jim Kiick, American football player
  • Aug 17 Hans Vandenburg, Dutch singer/guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo)
  • Aug 21 Lev Alburt, International Chess Master (1976), born in Orenburg, Russia
  • Aug 25 Rollie Fingers, American baseball relief pitcher (Oakland Athletics, AL MVP, Cy Young Award 1981), born in Steubenville, Ohio
  • Aug 25 Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), born in Richlands, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Aug 27 Tony Howard, cricketer (WI off-spinner one Test v NZ 1972)
  • Aug 29 Bob Beamon, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1968, 29' 2½" 8.9m), born in Queens, New York

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 6 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player, dies at 42
  • Aug 6 Blanche Bingley, British tennis player (6-time Wimbledon champion), dies at 82
  • Aug 9 Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (South Africa, 15 Tests, 64 wkts), dies at 69
  • Aug 15 Edward R. Bradley, American businessman and horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners), dies at 86