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August 19th, 1949.

August 19th, 1949, was a Friday. It was day 231 of 1949. The decade was the 1940s.

72 years, 5 months and 1 days have passed since August 19th, 1949.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Birthdays

Born on August 19th, 1949.

People who were born on this exact date.

News

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 August 19th, 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 72 years, 5 months and 1 days have passed since August 19th, 1949.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1949.
  • Leap Year: 1949 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 19th, 1949, will be 72 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1949 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 19th, 1949.

Personality traits.

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

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 19th, 1949, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1949 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 19th, 1949 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.
Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on August 19th, 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

Toys

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 August 19th, 1955 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Coco Chanel

Fashion designer. Deceased
Born on August 19th, 1883
She turned 66 on this day in 1949.

Nate Dogg

Singer and rapper. Deceased
Born on August 19th, 1969
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Matthew Perry

Actor.
Born on August 19th, 1969
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Reeva Steenkamp

South African model. Deceased
Born on August 19th, 1983
She was born exactly 34 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on August 19th, 1949.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 19th, 1949.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 19th, 1949 was most likely conceived around November 26th, 1948.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 19th, 1949 is close to May 12th, 1950.

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Stats for August 19th, 1949

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 19th, 1949.

  • A total of 26,452 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,778 weeks have passed.
  • 2,285,456,400 seconds have passed since the August 19th, 1949.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,666,365,800 times.
  • Since August 19th, 1949, the earth has travelled approximately 1,179,295,502,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 380,909,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 196,549,250 steps. That's about 87,355 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,425,477 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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