May 9, 1949

May 9, 1949, was a Monday. It was the 129th day of 1949. The decade was the 1940s.

74 years, 7 months, and 1 day have passed since May 9, 1949.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.


Born on May 9, 1949

People who were born on this exact date:


This date occurred 27,243 days ago. Approximately 908 months have passed. It was the 129th day of 1949, in week 19. The decade was the 1940s. People who were born on May 9, 1949, are now 74 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. The Earth has experienced 303 seasons of weather since then.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 9, 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.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 9, 1949.

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 9, 1949.

  • April 17, 1949: Ireland officially leaves the British Commonwealth.
  • May 1, 1949: The state of Israel is recognized.
  • This date: May 9, 1949
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 9, 1949, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 9, 1949 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.
Television shows

Television shows in May 1949

The following TV shows were popular in May 1949:

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 1949

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys in 1949

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks
Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on May 9, 1949?

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 May 9, 1955, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 9.

Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah

Born on May 9, 1970
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Nicolas Ghesquière

Nicolas Ghesquière

French fashion designer
Born on May 9, 1971
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.



National holidays and famous events that fall on May 9:

  • Victory Day (Russia)

US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on May 9, 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 May 9, 1949 was most likely conceived around August 16, 1948.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 9, 1949 is close to January 30, 1950.

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Stats for May 9, 1949


Here are some interesting statistics about May 9, 1949:

  • 27,243 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,891 weeks have passed.
  • 2,353,798,800 seconds have passed since May 9, 1949.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,746,098,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,214,560,180,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 392,299,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 202,426,697 steps. That's roughly 89,967 miles!
  • Since this date, 28,245,586 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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