September 1949 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 1st network detective series-Private Eyes-premieres
  • 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 6 Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes in Camden, New Jersey

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 14 India's Constituent Assembly adopts Hindi as an official language. Celebrated today as Hindi Day.
  • Sep 17 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
  • Sep 17 North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
  • Sep 20 Dutch Guilder devalued 30.3%
  • Sep 21 Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China
  • 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
  • Sep 30 Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR & NL record 16th in September

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 P.A. Sangma, Indian politician
  • Sep 3 Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria (d. 2004)
  • Sep 6 Mhlabunzima Maphumulo, South African Kwazulu politician
  • Sep 7 Barry Siegel, American journalist
  • Sep 9 Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician
  • Sep 15 Joe Barton, Waco Texas, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives since 1985)
  • Sep 18 Jim McCrery, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
  • Sep 18 Mo Mowlam, British politician (d. 2005)
  • Sep 19 Barry Scheck, American lawyer, co-founder Innocence Project
  • Sep 22 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist and author (d. 1999)
  • Sep 22 Jim McGinty, Australian politician
  • Sep 25 Jerry F Costello, (Rep-D-Illinois)
  • Sep 26 Jane Smiley, American novelist
  • Sep 26 Minette Walters, English novelist
  • Sep 27 Graham Richardson, Australian politician
  • Sep 30 Michel Tognini, Vincennes France, astronaut (Soyuz TM-15, sk: STS 93)

Weddings in History

  • Sep 29 George Lascelles marries Maria Stein

Deaths in History

  • Sep 7 José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (b. 1883)

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 19 George Shiels, Irish dramatist (b. 1886)