Sunday 2 October 1949
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Hell [Richard Myers] and Odis Allison.
The Heiress, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Man Against Crime.
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- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Richard Hell [Richard Myers]: Lexington, Kentucky -- Rock bassist (Television).
- Odis Allison: American athlete, played pro basketball in 1971 for one season.
- Greg Pryor: American baseball player, a right-handed infielder who played with the Texas Rangers (1976), Chicago White Sox (1978–81), and the Kansas City Royals (1982–86).
- Richard Hell: American singer-songwriter and bass player (Television Neon Boys The Heartbreakers and Dim Stars).
- Annie Leibovitz: American photographer.
- St. Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3
- Yanks and Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yanks win 5-3 and clinch pennant #16
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