Monday 19 September 1949
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Thieves' Highway, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
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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.
- Sally Potter: English director screenwriter and composer.
- Ernie Sabella: American actor and singer.
- Barry Scheck: American lawyer co-founded the Innocence Project.
- Sayoko Yamaguchi: Japanese model and actress (d. 2007).
- Twiggy : British famed model, actress and country-western singer.
- Nancy Perry: American social activist who became a terrorist, one of ten members of the radical militant group, the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). Sympathetic to the black liberation struggle, she lived with a black musician named Perry, and visited blacks in prison. In June 1973, she helped organize the underground "combat unit" of the SLA.
- The United Kingdom government devalues the pound sterling from $4.03 to $2.80, leading to many other currencies being devalued.
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- Ragtime Cowboy Joe - Jo Stafford
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