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August 31st, 1949.

August 31st, 1949, was a Wednesday. It was day 243 of 1949. The decade was the 1940s.

72 years and 20 days have passed since August 31st, 1949.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Born on August 31st, 1949.

People who were born on this exact date.

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 31st, 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 20 days have passed since August 31st, 1949.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1949.
  • Leap Year: 1949 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 31st, 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 August 31st, 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 August 31st, 1949, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 31st, 1949 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on August 31st, 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 August 31st, 1955 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 31st.

Chris Tucker

Actor.
Born on August 31st, 1971
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Jeff Hardy

Wrestler.
Born on August 31st, 1977
He was born exactly 28 years after this date.

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on August 31st, 1949.

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 1949.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 31st, 1949 was most likely conceived around the 21st of November, 1948.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 31st, 1949 is close to the 10th of June, 1950.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 1949.

  • A total of 26,318 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,759 weeks have passed.
  • 2,273,875,200 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 1949.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,652,854,400 times.
  • Since August 31st, 1949, the earth has travelled approximately 1,173,319,603,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 378,979,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 195,553,267 steps. That's about 86,913 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,286,502 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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