Thursday 15 September 1949
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joe L Barton and Philip Clairmont.
Thieves' Highway, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse.
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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
- Joe L Barton: (Rep-R-Texas, 1985- ).
- Philip Clairmont: New Zealand painter.
- Joe Barton: American lawyer and politician.
- Lone Ranger premieres on ABC-TV
- WJAC TV channel 6 in Johnstown, PA (NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
- WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville, Florida (CBS) begins broadcasting
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