October 8th, 1949.

October 8th, 1949, was a Saturday. It was day 281 of 1949. The decade was the 1940s.

72 years, 7 months and 13 days have passed since October 8th, 1949.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.


Born on October 8th, 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 October 8th, 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 72 years, 7 months and 13 days have passed since October 8th, 1949.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1949.
  • Leap Year: 1949 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 8th, 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 October 8th, 1949.

  • September 15th, 1949: The first episode of The Lone Ranger is aired.
  • September 17th, 1949: Cartoon characters Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner make their first appearance.
  • This date: October 8th, 1949

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 8th, 1949, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 8th, 1949 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.
Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
American Western drama TV series.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on October 8th, 1949.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1949.

Jim and Judy in Teleland
Jim and Judy in Teleland

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes


Popular toys and games in 1949.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1949.

Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball

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 October 8th, 1955 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 8th.

Jesse Jackson

Born on October 8th, 1941
He turned 8 on this day in 1949.

R. L. Stine

Born on October 8th, 1943
He turned 6 on this day in 1949.

Chevy Chase

Born on October 8th, 1943
He turned 6 on this day in 1949.

Matt Damon

Born on October 8th, 1970
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Nick Cannon

Born on October 8th, 1980
He was born exactly 31 years after this date.

Bruno Mars

Born on October 8th, 1985
He was born exactly 36 years after this date.

Barbara Palvin

Hungarian model.
Born on October 8th, 1993
She was born exactly 44 years after this date.

Bella Thorne

Born on October 8th, 1997
She was born exactly 48 years after this date.


US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on October 8th, 1949.


UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 8th, 1949.


Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 8th, 1949 was most likely conceived around January 15th, 1949.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 8th, 1949 is close to July 1st, 1950.

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Stats for October 8th, 1949

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 8th, 1949.

  • A total of 26,523 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,789 weeks have passed.
  • 2,291,587,200 seconds have passed since the October 8th, 1949.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,673,518,400 times.
  • Since October 8th, 1949, the earth has travelled approximately 1,182,458,995,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 381,931,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 197,076,499 steps. That's about 87,590 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,499,046 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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