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Oliver Stone
Director, Producer, Writer
Born September 15, 1946, New York, N.Y. USA


Oliver Stone was born on a Sunday.

Sunday is named to honor the sun. "But the child that is born on Sabbath Day, Is blithe and bonny, good and gay."


Oliver Stone's September birthstone is the Sapphire.

His birthstone, Sapphire, is a velvety, deep-blue jewel signifying sacity, fidelity and chastity. It was prized by the ancients as the sacred stone of truth and justice.

Oliver Stone was born under the sign sign of the Virgin.

He can do almost anything that requires brain power and determination. His mind is extremely analytical. Virgos are neat, well-organized, punctual and cautious. On a personal level, they make a caring and steadfast mate. Olivers best colors are gray and silver, clear blues and yellows. Famous Virgos as Leonard Bernstein, Mother Theresa and Leo Tolstoy.

Events of this Month Sports Highlights

France hosts the first Cannes Film Festival. The international festival attracts actors, film producers and directors from around the world. In New York, a delegation from the Soviet Union rejects the U.N. proposals for economic unity for Europe. In Washington, D.C., President Truman chastises Commerce Secretary Henry Wallace for criticizing U.S. anti-communism. Secretary Wallace quickly resigns and later is replaced by Ambassador W. Averell Harriman.

St. Louis wins the World Series in the seventh game against the Boston Red Sox. The Chicago Bears win the NFL Championship 24-14 over the New York Giants. George Robson wins the Indy 500, with an average speed of 114.8 mph.  Assault wins the Kentucky Derby.  Yvon Petra wins the men's singles title at Wimbledon this year, and Pauline Betz wins the women's title. Heavyweight champion Joe Louis KO's Billy Conn in eight rounds, and in a later bout, KO's Tami Mauriello in the first round, retaining his title.

Events for the Day Then Vs New cost of Living Comparisions

On September 15: Today is the Battle of Britain Day, in honor of the British airmen who drove back German planes in a World War II air battle. It's also Central American Republics Independence Day, commemorating the overthrow of Spanish rule in 1821. On this date in 1847, a 10-hour day labor law becomes effective in New Hampshire. In 1896, the first free cancer home for incurables is established in New York City. In 1953, the first aluminum-faced building is dedicated in Pittsburgh, Penn.

In 1946, a gallon of milk sold for $.70, a loaf of bread sold for  $.10, a new car sold for $1,400.00, a gallon of gas sold for $.16, and a new house sold for $12,638.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 177.20.

Now in 1999, the average price for
a gallon of milk is $3.24, a loaf of bread is $1.72, a new car is   $17,695.00, a gallon of gas is $1.26, a new house is $134,120.00, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is about 11,250.14. 

The average wage earner in 1946 made $2,390.00 per year, compared to $21,951.28 today.

Science and Technology President and Vice-President

The Simmons Company introduces the electric blanket, for $39.95 you can keep a little warmer at night. Vincent Schaefer takes nature into his own hands and makes artificial snow by seeding the clouds.

When Oliver Stone was born, 
Harry S Truman was president and there was no vice president.

After only a few weeks as vice president, Truman had the presidency thrust upon him by Roosevelt's sudden death.  "Pray for me, boys," he said at a press conference.   Truman vowed to carry on Roosevelt's policies.

Entertainment News Movies

"It's a Wonderful Life," a wonderful Christmas tradition, is introduced this year starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. On Broadway Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun" opens starring Ethel Merman. At the top of the music charts this year are "Five Minutes More" and "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow."

"The Best Years Of Our Lives"- Directed by William Wyler won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1946.
Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Fredric March for his role in  "The Best Years of Our Lives" and the Best Actress Award went to Olivia De
Havilland for her role in "To Each His Own".

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