September 1949 calendar

September 1949

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 1949.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 1949: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1949?


  • 01 Sep 1949 1st network detective series-Private Eyes-premieres
  • 02 Sep 1949 Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking, China).
  • 03 Sep 1949 Fire in Chiang-king, China, destroys 7,000 lives
  • 04 Sep 1949 Marie Robie sinks 393 yard hole-in-one (first hole in Furnace Brook).
  • 05 Sep 1949 63rd US Womens Tennis: M Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (64 61)
  • 06 Sep 1949 Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes
  • 07 Sep 1949 The Federal Republic of Germany is officially founded. Konrad Adenauer is the first federal chancellor.
  • 10 Sep 1949 Cabatgata (A Night in Spain) closes at Broadway NYC after 76 performances
  • 12 Sep 1949 Theodor Heuss elected 1st President / Conrad Adenauer 1st Prime Minister of German FR
  • 13 Sep 1949 Ladies Pro Golf Association of America formed in New York City, New York.
  • 15 Sep 1949 Lone Ranger premieres on ABC-TV
  • 16 Sep 1949 KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 17 Sep 1949 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
  • 18 Sep 1949 Baseball major league record four grand slams hit.
  • 19 Sep 1949 The United Kingdom government devalues the pound sterling from $4.03 to $2.80, leading to many other currencies being devalued.
  • 20 Sep 1949 Dutch Guilder devalued 30.3%
  • 21 Sep 1949 Federal Republic of West Germany created under 3-power occupation
  • 22 Sep 1949 USSR detonates its 1st atomic bomb
  • 23 Sep 1949 Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant
  • 24 Sep 1949 Laszlo Rajk, ex-foreign minister of Hungary, is sentenced to death.
  • 25 Sep 1949 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place
  • 27 Sep 1949 The first Plenary Session of the National People's Congress approves the design of the Flag of the People's Republic of China.
  • 28 Sep 1949 My Friend Irma is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  • 29 Sep 1949 Front Page, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 30 Sep 1949 Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR and NL record 16th in September

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in September 1949?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - I Never See Maggie Alone
  2. - Some Enchanted Evening
  3. - Slippin' Around
  4. - Ragtime Cowboy Joe
  5. - That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Heiress

The Heiress

Release year: 1949

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

Country: United States of America

Bitter Rice

Bitter Rice

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Giuseppe De Santis

Starring: Vittorio Gassman, Doris Dowling, Silvana Mangano, Raf Vallone



Release year: 1949

Directed by: Wolfgang Staudte

Starring: Paul Esser, Irene Korb, Karl Heinz Deickert, Reinhold Bernt