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January 24th, 1949.

January 24th, 1949, was a Monday. It was day 24 of 1949. The decade was the 1940s.

72 years, 10 months and 11 days have passed since January 24th, 1949.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Born on January 24th, 1949.

People who were born on this exact date.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 24th, 1949.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    In the late 1940s and 1950s, more and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television set. 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 during this period of time 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.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 72 years, 10 months and 11 days have passed since January 24th, 1949.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 1949.
  • Leap Year: 1949 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 24th, 1949, will be 72 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1949 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 24th, 1949, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1949 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 24th, 1949 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Kids' TV shows on January 24th, 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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 24th, 1955 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 24th.

Sharon Tate

Actress and model. Deceased
Born on January 24th, 1943
She turned 6 on this day in 1949.

Luis Suarez

Soccer player.
Born on January 24th, 1987
He was born exactly 38 years after this date.

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on January 24th, 1949.

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 24th, 1949.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 24th, 1949 was most likely conceived around May 3rd, 1948.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 24th, 1949 is close to October 17th, 1949.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 24th, 1949.

  • A total of 26,612 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,801 weeks have passed.
  • 2,299,276,800 seconds have passed since the January 24th, 1949.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,682,489,600 times.
  • Since January 24th, 1949, the earth has travelled approximately 1,186,426,828,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 383,212,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 197,737,805 steps. That's about 87,883 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,591,322 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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