May 19, 1949

May 19, 1949, was a Thursday. It was the 139th day of 1949. The decade was the 1940s.

74 years, 6 months, and 23 days have passed since May 19, 1949.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.


Born on May 19, 1949

People who were born on this exact date:


This date occurred 27,234 days ago. Approximately 908 months have passed. It was the 139th day of 1949, in week 20. The decade was the 1940s. People who were born on May 19, 1949, are now 74 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. We have gone through approximately 303 seasons of weather since this date.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 19, 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

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 19, 1949.

Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 19, 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 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 19, 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

TV series on May 19, 1949

People in May 1949 were watching the following TV series:

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 19, 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 19, 1955, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 19.

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Activist Deceased
Born on May 19, 1925
He turned 24 on this day in 1949.

Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew

Actor Deceased
Born on May 19, 1944
He turned 5 on this day in 1949.

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

Born on May 19, 1945
He turned 4 on this day in 1949.

Andre the Giant

Andre the Giant

French wrestler Deceased
Born on May 19, 1946
He turned 3 on this day in 1949.

Joey Ramone

Joey Ramone

Singer Deceased
Born on May 19, 1951
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Nicole Brown Simpson

Nicole Brown Simpson

Ex-wife of O. J. Simpson Deceased
Born on May 19, 1959
She was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo

Italian soccer player
Born on May 19, 1979
He was born exactly 30 years after this date.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Born on May 19, 1992
He was born exactly 43 years after this date.



American music producer
Born on May 19, 1992
He was born exactly 43 years after this date.

JoJo Siwa

JoJo Siwa

Born on May 19, 2003
She was born exactly 54 years after this date.


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on May 19, 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 19, 1949 was most likely conceived around August 26, 1948.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 19, 1949 is close to February 9, 1950.

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Stats for May 19, 1949


Here are some interesting statistics about May 19, 1949:

  • 27,234 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,890 weeks have passed.
  • 2,353,021,200 seconds have passed since May 19, 1949.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,745,191,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,214,158,939,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 392,170,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 202,359,823 steps. That's roughly 89,938 miles!
  • Since this date, 28,236,254 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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