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December 1st, 1949.

December 1st, 1949, was a Thursday. It was day 335 of 1949. The decade was the 1940s.

71 years, 10 months and 24 days have passed since December 1st, 1949.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Born on December 1st, 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 December 1st, 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.

  • 71 years, 10 months and 24 days have passed since December 1st, 1949.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 48 of 1949.
  • Leap Year: 1949 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 1st, 1949, will be 71 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 December 1st, 1949, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1949 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 1st, 1949 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

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 December 1st, 1949.

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

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 December 1st, 1955 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 1st.

Woody Allen

Actor.
Born on December 1st, 1935
He turned 14 on this day in 1949.

Richard Pryor

Comedian. Deceased
Born on December 1st, 1940
He turned 9 on this day in 1949.

Bette Midler

Singer.
Born on December 1st, 1945
She turned 4 on this day in 1949.

Sarah Silverman

Comedian.
Born on December 1st, 1970
She was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Philip DeFranco

Youtuber.
Born on December 1st, 1985
He was born exactly 36 years after this date.

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on December 1st, 1949.

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 1st, 1949.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 1st, 1949 was most likely conceived around March 10th, 1949.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 1st, 1949 is close to August 24th, 1950.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 1st, 1949.

  • A total of 26,262 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,751 weeks have passed.
  • 2,269,033,200 seconds have passed since the December 1st, 1949.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,647,205,400 times.
  • Since December 1st, 1949, the earth has travelled approximately 1,170,821,131,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 378,172,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 195,136,855 steps. That's about 86,727 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,228,398 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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