Friday 9 December 1949
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Thomas O Kite Jr in Austin and Lionel Collard.
Sands of Iwo Jima, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while One On The House by Mary Lasswell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching College of Musical Knowledge.
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- Anti-Corruption Day 
- Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
- Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
- Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
- Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
- Tanzania - Independence Day (of Tanganyika from Britain, 1961)
- Thomas O Kite Jr in Austin: Texas, USA; PGA golfer (1978 British Columbia Open, Crosby 1983).
- Lionel Collard: French homicide; he was responsible for the "Oriol Slaughter" which left six dead.
- Tom Kite: American golfer and architect.
- Nando Parrado: Uruguayan survivor of the 1972 Andes flight disaster.
- Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Indonesian sovereignty
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