October 8th, 1949.

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

71 years, 8 months and 8 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.

  • Sigourney Weaver: Actress.

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.
  • 71 years, 8 months and 8 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 71 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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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.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Lone Ranger - American Western drama TV series.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on October 8th, 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 October 8th, 1955 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

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

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 the 29th of December, 1948.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 8th, 1949 is close to the 18th of July, 1950.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 26,184 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,740 weeks have passed.
  • 2,262,297,600 seconds have passed since the October 8th, 1949.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,639,347,200 times.
  • Since October 8th, 1949, the earth has travelled approximately 1,167,345,561,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 377,049,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 194,557,594 steps. That's about 86,470 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,147,571 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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