January 21st, 1950

January 21st, 1950, fell on a Saturday. It was day 21 of 1950. The decade was the 1950s.

71 years, 0 months and 4 days have passed since January 21st, 1950.

On This Date

Events that occurred on January 21st, 1950:

  • English novelist George Orwell passes away.

Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 71 years, 0 months and 4 days have passed since January 21st, 1950.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1950.
  • Leap Year: 1950 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 21st, 1950, will be 71 years of age.
  • People born in 1950 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.

Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 21st, 1950:

  • January 7th, 1950: 41 patients die after a fire breaks out at Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa.
  • January 12th, 1950: 64 people die after a British submarine collides with the Swedish oil tanker Divina.
  • January 17th, 1950: The "Great Brink's Robbery" takes place when armed robbers steal $2.7 million from the Brink's Building in Boston.
  • This date: January 21st, 1950
  • January 31st, 1950: US President Harry Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb.
  • February 2nd, 1950: Celebrity scandal: Actress Ingrid Bergman gives birth to an illegitimate child after having an affair with Italian director Roberto Rossellini.
  • February 8th, 1950: The Stasi is formed in East Germany.
  • February 15th, 1950: Walt Disney releases the animated film Cinderella.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 21st, 1950, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1950 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 21st, 1950 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

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

1950 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1950.

  • Looney Tunes

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of January:

US President

Who was the US President on January 21st, 1950?

  • Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 21st, 1950?

  • Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 21st, 1950 was probably conceived around the 13th of April, 1949. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 21st, 1950 is the 31st of October, 1950. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 21st, 1950.

  • 25,937 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,240,956,800 seconds have passed since the January 21st, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,614,449,600 times.
  • Since January 21st, 1950, earth has travelled approximately 1,156,333,708,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 373,492,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 192,722,285 steps. That's about 85,654 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,891,482 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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