Events in Sport 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

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