January 27, 1950

January 27, 1950, was a Friday. It was 74 years, 2 months, and 23 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.


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Music charts

Top song: January 27, 1950

The best-selling single on January 27, 1950 was "I Can Dream, Can't I?" by The Andrews Sisters.

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A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1950. Take a trip back to the days of Sammy Kaye, Bing Crosby, Patti Page and Nat King Cole.


This date occurred 27,112 days ago. Approximately 904 months have passed. It was the 27th day of 1950, in week 04. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on January 27, 1950, are now 74 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 301 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to January 27, 1950

Let's go back to the fifties.

The date is January 27, 1950, and it's a Friday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In music, the song "I Can Dream, Can't I?" by The Andrews Sisters is the best-selling record at the moment. Harry S. Truman is the President of the United States, and Clement Attlee is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Suspense", and "The Lone Ranger".

In fashion, women are sporting the popular "The New Look" by Christian Dior. This formal style includes rounded shoulders, a full-skirted silhouette and a tight waist. Meanwhile, men are beginning to follow a new "Teddy Boy" trend that involves greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. It's 1950, so radio stations and jukeboxes are playing songs from artists such as Nat King Cole, Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers, Anton Karas, Gary & Bing Crosby, Teresa Brewer, Guy Lombardo and Red Foley. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", and "Jim and Judy in Teleland".

Children are playing with toys such as Dimestore soldiers, Toy Guns, Tiny Tears (doll), and BAS-KET Miniature Basketball.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 27, 1950.

  • Greasers.


    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox

    The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts"

    The "DA haircut" was extremely popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed-back hairstyle that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Duck's Ass," which is what many people liked to call the style.
  • Sock hops.

    Sock hops

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their shoes. This is because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums, and the organizers didn't want scuff marks on the floors.
  • Capitalism vs Communism.

    Capitalism vs Communism

    The ideological clash between capitalism and communism heated up during the 1950s. It was during this period that a "Cold War" started between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the US, there were fears that Soviet spies had infiltrated all parts of society, including Hollywood.
  • The economy is booming.

    The economy is booming

    The world was recovering from World War II. Many countries witnessed an economic boom during this decade. Unemployment was low, consumerism increased, mortgages were cheap, and governments started to invest in infrastructure such as highways. For many, this was the "golden age" of the economy.
  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones

    Almost everyone had rotary phones in the 1950s. However, the heavier metal dial components were being phased out and replaced with plastic.
  • Movies from 1950.

    Movies from 1950

    The most popular movies in 1950 included the likes of Samson and Delilah, King Solomon's Mines, Annie Get Your Gun, Cheaper by the Dozen, Cinderella and Born Yesterday.
  • Music in 1950.

    Music in 1950

    The radio stations and jukeboxes in 1950 were dominated by Nat King Cole, Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers, Anton Karas, Gary & Bing Crosby, Teresa Brewer, Guy Lombardo, and Red Foley.
  • The American fighting-man.

    The American fighting-man

    "The American fighting man" was named Time Person of the Year in 1950. This represented US troops fighting in the Korean War.
  • 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.

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around January 27, 1950.

  • January 7, 1950: 41 patients die after a fire breaks out at Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa.
  • January 12, 1950: 64 people die after a British submarine collides with the Swedish oil tanker Divina.
  • January 13, 1950: The romantic biblical drama film "Samson and Delilah" is released.
  • January 17, 1950: The "Great Brink's Robbery" takes place when armed robbers steal $2.7 million from the Brink's Building in Boston.
  • January 21, 1950: English novelist George Orwell passes away.
  • January 25, 1950: American government official Alger Hiss is sentenced to five years in prison for perjury.
  • January 26, 1950: India officially becomes a Republic.
  • This date: January 27, 1950
  • January 31, 1950: US President Harry Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb.
  • February 2, 1950:
    • Celebrity scandal: Actress Ingrid Bergman gives birth to an illegitimate child after having an affair with Italian director Roberto Rossellini.
    • The first episode of the panel game show "What's My Line?" is aired on CBS.
  • February 8, 1950: The Stasi is formed in East Germany.
  • February 9, 1950: Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy claims that there are more than 200 communists in the State Department.
  • February 15, 1950: Walt Disney releases the animated film Cinderella.
  • February 23, 1950: The 1950 United Kingdom general election is held, with Labour winning a slim majority.
  • February 24, 1950: The Labour Party win a slim majority in the 1950 United Kingdom general election.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 27, 1950, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1950 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 27, 1950 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in January 1950

In January 1950, TV audiences were watching the following series:

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show

Cars in 1950

1950 saw the introduction of cars such as the Nash Rambler, the Henry J, the Alfa Romeo 1900, the Fiat 1400, the Lloyd 300, and the Renault Colorale.

Cars in 1950.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in January 1950

If you were a kid on January 27, 1950, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

Toys in 1950

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
Tiny Tears (doll)
Tiny Tears (doll)
Spinning Tops
Spinning Tops
Toy Guns
Toy Guns
Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball
Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks
Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on January 27, 1950?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1950.

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 January 27, 1956, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 27.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Composer Deceased
Born on January 27, 1756
He was not alive on this date.

Mark Owen

Mark Owen

English singer
Born on January 27, 1972
She was born exactly 22 years after this date.


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on January 27, 1950.


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 January 27, 1950 was most likely conceived around May 6, 1949.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 27, 1950 is close to October 20, 1950.

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Stats for January 27, 1950


Here are some interesting statistics about January 27, 1950:

  • 27,112 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,873 weeks have passed.
  • 2,342,473,200 seconds have passed since January 27, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,732,885,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,208,716,171,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 390,412,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 201,452,695 steps. That's roughly 89,535 miles.
  • 28,109,678 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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