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.
People who were born on this exact date.
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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%.
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.
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Notable events that occurred around October 8th, 1949.
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Television shows that people were watching on this date.
The Lone Ranger
American Western drama TV series.
The Ed Sullivan Show
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1949.
Jim and Judy in Teleland
Tom and Jerry
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Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 8th.
Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on October 8th, 1949.
Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 8th, 1949.
John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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