Friday 16 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 Susan Ruttan in Oregon City and Ed Begley Jr in Los Angeles.
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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- Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
- Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
- In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
- Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
- Susan Ruttan in Oregon City: Oregon, USA; actress (Roxanne - L.A.
- Ed Begley Jr in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Eating Raoul, St. Elsewhere, Parenthood).
- Begley : American actor, whose talented portrayal of the socially awkward Dr. Victor Erlich on the hit television series, "St. Elsewhere," from 1982-88 resulted in multiple Emmy nominations.
- Rique Pottenger: American computer whiz and noted family, the son of astrologer Zip Dobyns.
- Chrisye : Indonesian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007).
- Ed Begley: Jr. American actor and producer
- KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
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