Monday 15 August 1949
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ann Ryerson in Wisconsin and Carlien Brouwer.
I Was a Male War Bride, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching The Magic Cottage.
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- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
- Acadie ? National Day
- Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
- India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
- Korea ? Liberation Day
- Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
- Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
- Tuva ? Tuva Republic Day, Naadym
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Alipius
- St. Arnoul/Arnulphus
- St. MacCartin/Ard/Aed
- The Assumption of Mary - a holy day of obligation
- Ancient Latvia ? M?ras
- Ann Ryerson in Wisconsin: USA; actress (Private Carol Winter - Private Benjamin).
- Carlien Brouwer: Translator / missing since Jan 6, 1994.
- Kate Taylor: Rocker.
- Beverly Lynn Burns: American pilot.
- Mark B Rosenberg: American educator.
- Pierre Commoy: French artist and photographer, part of the gay artist duo Pierre et Gilles, with his partner Gilles Blanchard.
- Marie Parny: French homicide victim, the wife of Joseph Parnay. Plagued by major financial problems, Parny sprayed gasoline all over his house, sprinkled himself with the product and set the house on fire, 12/09/1994, around 2:00 AM MET, Aubevoye, France. Marie was killed and two of their sons, Jeannick,13 and Charles, 12. Their son Guibert, 7, survived.
- Beverly Burns: American captain and pilot
- Richard Deacon: Welsh sculptor and academic
- Garry Disher: Australian author
- Edward McMillan-Scott: English lawyer and politician
- Mark Rosenberg: American political scientist and academic
- WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
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