January 17th, 1949

January 17th, 1949, was a Monday. It was Day 17 of 1949. The decade was the 1940s.

74 years, 8 months, and 17 days have passed since January 17th, 1949.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.


Born on January 17th, 1949.

People who were born on this exact date.


News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 17th, 1949.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.

  • Polio cases are high.

    Polio cases are high.

    Cases of Polio were particularly high, and outbreaks were common. In the United States, the disease peaked in 1952, with nearly 60,000 cases and 3,145 deaths. It wasn't until 1955 that a national immunization program started and cases began to drop.



Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 74 years, 8 months, and 17 days have passed since January 17th, 1949.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 3 of 1949.
  • Leap Year: 1949 was not a leap year.
  • Age: People born on January 17th, 1949, are now 74 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1949 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 17th, 1949.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 17th, 1949, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1949 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 17th, 1949 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.
Television shows

TV shows in 1949.

Television shows that people were watching in January 1949.

Anthology series that was hosted by Rex Marshall.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 17th, 1949.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1949.

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes


Popular toys and games in 1949.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1949.

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1949.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 17th, 1955, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 17th.

Al Capone

Gangster. Deceased
Born on January 17th, 1899
He was not alive on this date.

Betty White

Actress. Deceased
Born on January 17th, 1922
She turned 27 on this day in 1949.

Muhammad Ali

Boxer. Deceased
Born on January 17th, 1942
He turned 7 on this day in 1949.

Jim Carrey

Born on January 17th, 1962
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Michelle Obama

First Lady.
Born on January 17th, 1964
She was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Zooey Deschanel

Born on January 17th, 1980
She was born exactly 31 years after this date.

Calvin Harris

Born on January 17th, 1984
He was born exactly 35 years after this date.

Marnie Simpson

English TV personality.
Born on January 17th, 1992
She was born exactly 43 years after this date.

Maxwell Frost

US politician.
Born on January 17th, 1997
He was born exactly 48 years after this date.

Jake Paul

Born on January 17th, 1997
He was born exactly 48 years after this date.


US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on January 17th, 1949.


UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 17th, 1949 was most likely conceived around April 26th, 1948.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 17th, 1949 is close to October 10th, 1949.

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Stats for January 17th, 1949

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 17th, 1949.

  • 27,288 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,898 weeks have passed.
  • 2,357,679,600 seconds have passed since January 17th, 1949.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,750,626,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,216,562,673,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 392,946,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 202,760,446 steps. That's roughly 90,116 miles!
  • Since this date, 28,292,155 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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