Sunday 15 September 1946
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Fighting Mack [Edwin Alberto] and Tommy Lee Jones.
Caesar and Cleopatra, directed by Gabriel Pascal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
while The River Road by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching I Love to Eat.
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- Bulgaria - The first day of school.
- Japan - Respect for the Aged Day before 2003; beginning in 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September.
- The United Kingdom - the British commemorate the Battle of Britain on the day of the last massive Luftwaffe attack in 1940.
- Also see September 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
- RC Saints - Feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows.
- Independence Day from Spain (1821) for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, celebrated everywhere with marches from schoolchildren.
- In ancient Greece, the second day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the priests of Demeter declared the public start of the rites.
- In Slovakia - Holyday of the Seven sorrows of Virgin Maria
- Fighting Mack [Edwin Alberto]: Antillian welterweight boxer.
- Tommy Lee Jones: American actor.
- Oliver Stone in New York City: New York, USA; director (Wall Street, Good Morning Vietnam, Platoon, JFK).
- Ola Brunkert: Swedish session drummer (ABBA) (d. 2008).
- Stephen Erlewine: American astrologer and computer programmer, the co-founder of Matrix with his brother Michael in 1977.
- Tommy Jones: American actor, winner of an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in "The Fugitive." Precise, private and sometimes prickly, Jones made an art of playing the dark side of American manhood in a disarming, almost charming way. Nor is he known for courtesy to the press, resulting in less-than-sympathetic interviews.
- Ronald Nossintchouk: French criminologist, author, professor and pioneer of forensic odontology.
- Oliver Stone: American writer and director. A successful stockbroker and publisher of an investors newsletter, he attended a film school in New York where me hade two short films and began writing screenplays by 1973. The cinematic high priest of point of view films for the Baby Boomer generation, Stone is one of the most controversial filmmakers in Hollywood with many who object to his revisionist view of contemporary history. A five time Academy Award winner, Stone's films include "Midnight Express," 1978,
- Alain Esteve:
- Mike Procter: South African cricketer, coach and match referee
- Howard Waldrop: American science fiction author
- Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0 in 5 inns, games called because of gnats
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- Blue Skies - Count Basie & His Orchestra
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