May 26th, 1949.

May 26th, 1949, was a Thursday. It was day 146 of 1949. The decade was the 1940s.

72 years and 21 days have passed since May 26th, 1949.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Born on May 26th, 1949.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Jeremy Corbyn: British politician.

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 May 26th, 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 and 21 days have passed since May 26th, 1949.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1949.
  • Leap Year: 1949 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 26th, 1949, will be 72 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1949 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 26th, 1949.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 26th, 1949, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 26th, 1949 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on May 26th, 1949.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1949.

  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

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 May 26th, 1955 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 26th of May.

  • May 26th, 1907: John Wayne (Actor) turned 42 on this day in 1949.
  • May 26th, 1926: Miles Davis (Musician) turned 23 on this day in 1949.
  • May 26th, 1964: Lenny Kravitz (Singer) was born exactly 15 years after this date.

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on May 26th, 1949.

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 26th, 1949.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 26th, 1949 was most likely conceived around the 16th of August, 1948.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 26th, 1949 is close to the 5th of March, 1950.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 26th, 1949.

  • A total of 26,319 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,759 weeks have passed.
  • 2,273,961,600 seconds have passed since the May 26th, 1949.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,652,955,200 times.
  • Since May 26th, 1949, the earth has travelled approximately 1,173,364,185,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 378,993,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 195,560,698 steps. That's about 86,916 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,287,539 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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