November 17, 1949

November 17, 1949, was a Thursday. It was 74 years and 6 months ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.


Born on November 17, 1949

People who were born on this exact date:


This date occurred 27,211 days ago. Approximately 907 months have passed. It was the 321st day of 1949, in week 46. The decade was the 1940s. The end of 1949 was just 44 days away. People who were born on November 17, 1949, are now 74 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. We have gone through approximately 302 seasons of weather since this date.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 17, 1949.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets

    More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. 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, 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.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on November 17, 1949.

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Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 17, 1949, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1949 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 17, 1949 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.
Television shows

TV series on November 17, 1949

People in November 1949 were watching the following TV series:

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in November 1949

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Jim and Judy in Teleland
Jim and Judy in Teleland
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys in 1949

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball
Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks
Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on November 17, 1949?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out November 17, 1955, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 17.

Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson

Actor Deceased
Born on November 17, 1925
He turned 24 on this day in 1949.

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

Film director
Born on November 17, 1942
He turned 7 on this day in 1949.

Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito

Born on November 17, 1944
He turned 5 on this day in 1949.

Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross

Television presenter
Born on November 17, 1960
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley

Musician Deceased
Born on November 17, 1966
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams

Born on November 17, 1978
She was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Isaac Hanson

Isaac Hanson

Born on November 17, 1980
He was born exactly 31 years after this date.

Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding

English singer Deceased
Born on November 17, 1981
She was born exactly 32 years after this date.


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on November 17, 1949.


UK Prime Minister

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 17, 1949 was most likely conceived around February 24, 1949.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 17, 1949 is close to August 10, 1950.

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Stats for November 17, 1949


Here are some interesting statistics about November 17, 1949:

  • 27,211 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,887 weeks have passed.
  • 2,351,026,800 seconds have passed since November 17, 1949.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,742,864,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,213,129,828,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 391,837,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 202,188,305 steps. That's roughly 89,861 miles.
  • 28,212,322 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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