What Happened on September 17, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
  • 3rd Cannes Film Festival: "The Third Man" directed by Carol Reed wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 8th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton GC, England
  • North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
  • WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting