Saturday 17 September 1949
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ron Stevens .
Thieves' Highway, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse.
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Which were the important events of 17 September 1949 ?
- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Ron Stevens: Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2014).
- 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
- 8th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton Golf Club - England
- North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
- WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
- The Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1949 ?
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- Ragtime Cowboy Joe - Jo Stafford
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