May 26, 1949

May 26, 1949, was a Thursday. It was 75 years and 20 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.


Born on May 26, 1949

People who were born on this exact date:


This date was 27,414 days ago. Approximately 914 months have passed. It was the 146th day of 1949, in week 21. The decade was the 1940s. People born on this day are currently 75 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 305 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 26, 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 26, 1949.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 26, 1949.

Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 26, 1949, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • 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 26, 1949 falls under the Deer.
  • 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 shows in 1949

In May 1949, TV audiences were watching the following series:

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on May 26, 1949

If you were a kid on May 26, 1949, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1949

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks
Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on May 26, 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 26, 1955, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 26.

John Wayne

John Wayne

Actor Deceased
Born on May 26, 1907
He turned 42 on this day in 1949.

Miles Davis

Miles Davis

Musician Deceased
Born on May 26, 1926
He turned 23 on this day in 1949.

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

Born on May 26, 1964
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Ashley Massaro

Ashley Massaro

Wrestler Deceased
Born on May 26, 1979
She was born exactly 30 years after this date.

Aaron Chalmers

Aaron Chalmers

TV personality
Born on May 26, 1987
He was born exactly 38 years after this date.


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on May 26, 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 26, 1949 was most likely conceived around September 2, 1948.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 26, 1949 is close to February 16, 1950.

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Stats for May 26, 1949


Here are some interesting statistics about May 26, 1949:

  • 27,414 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,916 weeks have passed.
  • 2,368,569,600 seconds have passed since May 26, 1949.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,763,331,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,222,181,913,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 394,761,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 203,696,986 steps. That's roughly 90,532 miles.
  • 28,422,835 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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