Sunday 18 September 1949
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Billy Drago and Kerry Livgren.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Also see September 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Chile - Independence Day (first junta 1810)
- RC Saints - Feast day of St Joseph of Cupertino and Methodius of Olympus
- In ancient Greece, the fifth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
- Billy Drago: American actor.
- Kerry Livgren: American guitarist and songwriter (Kansas AD and Proto-Kaw).
- Jim McCrery: American lawyer and politician.
- Mo Mowlam: English academic and politician Minister for the Cabinet Office (d. 2005).
- Peter Shilton: English footballer and manager.
- Frank Morgan: Actor (Annie Get Your Gun, Wizard of Oz), dies at 59.
- Baseball major league record four grand slams hit.
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Top #1 songs in the USA
- Ragtime Cowboy Joe - Jo Stafford
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