September 1946 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game
  • 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 SF 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to NY Yankees 21-7
  • Sep 8 66th U.S. Men's National Championship: Jack Kramer beats Tom Brown Jr. (9-7, 6-3, 6-0)
  • Sep 8 60th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Patricia Canning Todd (11-9, 6-3)
  • Sep 13 Boston Red Sox clinch AL pennant
  • Sep 15 Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0 in 5 inns, games called because of gnats

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 24 Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs
  • Sep 29 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers)
  • Sep 29 Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play 1st NFL game in LA

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 7 Willie Crawford, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Sep 8 L.C. Greenwood, American football player, (d. 2013)
  • Sep 10 James R Hines, American athlete, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Dumas, Arkansas
  • Sep 15 Fighting Mack, [Edwin Alberto], Antillian welterweight boxer
  • Sep 17 Billy Bonds, English soccer defender and manager (Charlton, West Ham United), born in Woolwich, London, England
  • Sep 18 Otis Sistrunk, American football player (Oakland Raiders), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Sep 19 Brian Henton, English racing driver, born in Castle Donington, Leicestershire
  • Sep 24 "Mean" Joe Greene, NFL tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), Coke spokesman
  • Sep 24 Pat Pocock, cricketer (intermittent England off-spinner 1968-85)
  • Sep 25 Bishan Bedi, Indian cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79), born in Amritsar, Punjab, British India
  • Sep 25 Gilmer Bryan Morgan, American PGA golfer (1977 BC Open), born in Wewoka, Oklahoma
  • Sep 28 Majid Khan, cricketer (great Pakistani batsman 1964-82)
  • Sep 30 Paul Sheahan, cricketer (dashing Australian Test batsman 1967-74)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 17 Frank Burke, American baseball player (b. 1880)