Saturday 17 September 1949
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ron Stevens .
Thieves' Highway, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 September 1949 ?
- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Ron Stevens: Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2014).
- 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
- 8th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton Golf Club - England
- North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
- WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
- The Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives.
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- Ragtime Cowboy Joe - Jo Stafford
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