Friday 2 September 1949
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Albert West[laken] and Jean-Pierre Després.
Under Capricorn, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching The Voice of Firestone.
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- Mauritius - Ganesh Chaturthi
- Also see September 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Sophia
- Sedan Day (Sedantag) - traditional national German holiday (see Sedan, France) that commemorates Prussia's victory over France in 1870, making the German Empire a reality.
- Transnistria - Independence day, note Transnistria is not an internationally recognized independent state
- Vietnam - National Day (independence from France, 1945)
- Albert West[laken]: Dutch singer (Dumb Willie).
- Jean-Pierre Després: French sommelier, who worked for more than 25 years at 'Maison Lameloise' restaurant in Chagny, France.
- Moira Stuart: English journalist.
- Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking, China).
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