What Happened in September 1949

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 1st network detective series-Private Eyes-premieres
  • Sep 1 KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 Viljo Heino runs world record 10k (29:27.2)
  • Sep 2 Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking China)
  • Sep 3 Fire in Chiang-king, China, destroys 7,000 lives
  • Sep 4 Marie Robie sinks 393 yd hole-in-one (1st hole in Furnace Brook)
  • Sep 5 69th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Ted Schroeder (16-18, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Sep 5 63rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-4, 6-1)
  • Sep 6 Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes in Camden, New Jersey
  • Sep 10 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway NYC after 76 performances

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 12 Theodor Heuss elected 1st President of the German Federal Republic (West Germany) with Konrad Adenauer the 1st Prime Minister

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Sep 13 Ladies Pro Golf Association of America formed in NYC
  • Sep 14 India's Constituent Assembly adopts Hindi as an official language. Celebrated today as Hindi Day.
  • Sep 15 "Lone Ranger" premieres on ABC-TV. Diddle-um, diddle-um, diddle-um-tum-tum.
  • Sep 15 WJAC TV channel 6 in Johnstown, PA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
  • Sep 17 8th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton GC, England
  • Sep 17 North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
  • Sep 17 WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 3rd Cannes Film Festival: "The Third Man" directed by Carol Reed wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • Sep 18 Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
  • Sep 20 Dutch Guilder devalued 30.3%
  • Sep 20 Tennis player Pancho Gonzales turns professional
  • Sep 21 Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China
  • Sep 22 WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 23 Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 23 US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 25 4th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Sep 25 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 "My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 29 "Front Page" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 "Inside USA With Chevrolet" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 Elia Kazan's "Pinky" starring Ethel Waters opens at Rivoli
  • Sep 30 Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR & NL record 16th in September

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 P.A. Sangma, Indian politician
  • Sep 2 Albert West[laken], Dutch singer (Dumb Willie)
  • Sep 3 Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria (d. 2004)
  • Sep 3 José Pekerman, Argentine football manager
  • Sep 4 Thomas Sturges Watson, PGA golfer (1975 Byron Nelson), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 4 Tom Watson, golfer (British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Sep 4 Dean Pees, National Football League defensive coordinator
  • Sep 4 [Adolf] Dado Topić, Croatian musician (Time, Dragonfly), born in Siverić)
  • Sep 5 David "Clem" Clempson, rocker (Humble Pie)
  • Sep 6 Jimmy Litherland, rocker (Mitarbeit)
  • Sep 6 Mhlabunzima Maphumulo, South African Kwazulu politician
  • Sep 7 Gloria Gaynor, disco singer (I Will Survive), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 7 Barry Siegel, American journalist
  • Sep 9 Joe Theismann, NFL QB (Redskins)/sportscaster
  • Sep 9 John Curry, England, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Sep 9 Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician
  • Sep 10 Barriemore Barlow, rocker (Jethro Tull)
  • Sep 10 Don Muraco, professional wrestler
  • Sep 10 Bill O'Reilly, American journalist and commentator
  • Sep 11 Marty Liquori, US, runner (AAU 3 mile-1979 (13:14.7))
  • Sep 11 Roger Uttley, English rugby player
  • Sep 11 Bill Whittington, race car driver
  • Sep 12 Irina Rodnina, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)
  • Sep 12 Tony Stevens, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London
  • Sep 14 Steve Gaines, Seneca Mo, rock vocalist (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Sep 14 Tommy Seebach, Danish musician (d. 2003)
  • Sep 14 Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese singer
  • Sep 15 Joe Barton, Waco Texas, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives since 1985)
  • Sep 16 Ed Begley Jr, actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 16 Susan Ruttan, actress (Roxanne Melman-LA Law), born in Oregon City, Oregon
  • Sep 18 Jim McCrery, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
  • Sep 18 Kerry Livgren, Kansas, rock guitarist (Kansas)
  • Sep 18 Mo Mowlam, British politician (d. 2005)
  • Sep 18 Peter Shilton, English footballer
  • Sep 18 Billy Drago, American actor
  • Sep 19 Twiggy Lawson, [Leslie Hornby], England, model/actress (Boyfriend, W)
  • Sep 19 Barry Scheck, American lawyer, co-founder Innocence Project
  • Sep 20 Jan Hendriks, guitarist (Doe Maar)
  • Sep 20 Anthony Denison, American actor
  • Sep 20 John W. Henry, American businessman and owner of sports teams (Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • Sep 22 David Coverdale, England, rock vocalist (Whitesnake, Deep Purple)
  • Sep 22 Harold Carmichael, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Sep 22 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist and author (d. 1999)
  • Sep 22 Jim McGinty, Australian politician
  • Sep 23 Bruce Springsteen, [Boss], Asbury NJ, rock musician (Born in the USA)
  • Sep 25 Anson Williams, actor (Potsie-Happy Days), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 25 Inshan Ali, cricketer (big-spinning WI chinaman bowler 1971-77)
  • Sep 25 Jerry F Costello, (Rep-D-Illinois)
  • Sep 25 Mimi Kennedy, actress (Spencer, 3 girls 3, Under 1 Roof), born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 26 Leonide F M "Leonie" Triesschijn, Dutch actress/mime
  • Sep 26 Martin Delray, Texarkana Ar, country singer (Get Rhythm))
  • Sep 26 Jane Smiley, American novelist
  • Sep 26 Minette Walters, English novelist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 27 Mike Schmidt, MLB third baseman & HR hitter (Phillies), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Sep 27 Robb Weller, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Home Show)
  • Sep 27 Graham Richardson, Australian politician
  • Sep 27 Jahn Teigen, Norwegian singer
  • Sep 29 Steve Busby, footballer
  • Sep 29 Tony Hoty, actor (Ransom, Paper), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 29 George Dalaras, Greek singer
  • Sep 30 Michel Tognini, Vincennes France, astronaut (Soyuz TM-15, sk: STS 93)

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 15 Figure skater and actress Sonja Henie (36) weds Winthrop Gardner Jr
  • Sep 29 George Lascelles marries Maria Stein

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 7 Actress Janet Leigh (22) divorces Stanley Reames after 4 years of marriage

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 7 José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (b. 1883)
  • Sep 8 Richard Strauss, German composer (Also sprach Zarathustra), dies at 85
  • Sep 11 Henri Rabaud, French composer/conductor (L'ete), dies at 75

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 13 August Krogh, Danish zoophysiologist, dies at 75

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh
  • Sep 18 Frank Morgan, actor (Wizard of Oz), dies at 59
  • Sep 19 Will Cuppy, American humorist (b. 1884)
  • Sep 19 George Shiels, Irish dramatist (b. 1886)
  • Sep 20 Nikolaos Skalkottas, composer, dies at 45
  • Sep 20 Richard Dix, actor (Tombstone, Ghost Ship, 13th Hour), dies at 56
  • Sep 22 Sam Wood, US communist fighter/director (Night at Opera), dies at 66
  • Sep 24 Pierre Breville, composer, dies at 88