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November 17th, 1949.

November 17th, 1949, was a Thursday. It was day 321 of 1949. The decade was the 1940s.

72 years and 17 days have passed since November 17th, 1949.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Born on November 17th, 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 November 17th, 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 17 days have passed since November 17th, 1949.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 46 of 1949.
  • Leap Year: 1949 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 17th, 1949, will be 72 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1949 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 17th, 1949, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • 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 17th, 1949 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

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.

Kids' TV shows on November 17th, 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 November 17th, 1955 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Rock Hudson

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

Martin Scorsese

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

Danny DeVito

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

Jonathan Ross

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

Rachel McAdams

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

Sarah Harding

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

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 17th, 1949.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 17th, 1949.

  • A total of 26,315 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,759 weeks have passed.
  • 2,273,616,000 seconds have passed since the November 17th, 1949.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,652,552,000 times.
  • Since November 17th, 1949, the earth has travelled approximately 1,173,185,856,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 378,936,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 195,530,976 steps. That's about 86,903 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,283,392 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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