On This Day

August 6, 1946 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dusty Rhodes, Australian baseball coach (Olympics 1996)

Deaths in Sport

  • Benny Lynch, Scottish boxer (World flyweight title 1937-38), dies of malnutrition-induced respiratory failure at 33
  • Blanche Bingley-Hillyard, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1886, 89, 94, 97, 99-1900), dies at 82
  • Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player, dies at 42