On This Day

Events in Sport in August 1946

  • 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 awardPGA Championship

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

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan