Friday 19 September 1947
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Larry Brown and Steve Bartlett.
Unconquered, directed by Cecil B. De Mille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching Author Meets the Critics.
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- Heine Westenfluss's birthday, from Gundam SEED DESTINY.
- Hermione Granger's birthday, from J.K. Rowling's series Harry Potter.
- International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Saint Kitts and Nevis - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1983)
- Japan - Respect for the Aged Day (traditional - beginning in 2003, the holiday is held on the third Monday of September.)
- Chile - Armed Forces Day
- Church of England - Theodore of Tarsus
- Also see September 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Januarius
- In ancient Greece, the sixth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the procession to Eleusis began at the Kerameikos in Athens.
- Larry Brown: NFL runningback (3rd to rush over 4,000 yards).
- Steve Bartlett: (Rep-R-Texas, 1983- ).
- Gerd Schwidrowski: German footballer.
- Brian Hill: American basketball coach, leading the Orlando Magic (1993–1997, 2005–2007) and the Vancouver Grizzlies (1997–1999).
- Alain Lipietz: French engineer, economist and politician, a former Member of the European Parliament, and a member of the French Green Party.
- Henry Bromell: American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Thomas Cook: American author and academic
- Lol Creme: English singer guitarist and director (10cc Godley & Creme Art of Noise Producers Doctor Father Hotlegs and The Magic Lanterns)
- Tanith Lee: English author (d. 2015)
- Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of the Year.
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