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 Tom Kite and Thomas O Kite Jr in Austin.
Sands of Iwo Jima, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching Melody, Harmony & Rhythm.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 9 December 1949
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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)
- Tom Kite: American golfer and architect.
- 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.
- Nando Parrado: Uruguayan survivor of the 1972 Andes flight disaster.
- Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Indonesian sovereignty