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March 2nd, 1950.

March 2nd, 1950, was a Thursday. It was day 61 of 1950. The decade was the 1950s.

72 years, 2 months and 22 days have passed since March 2nd, 1950.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on March 2nd, 1950.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: March 2nd, 1950

The best-selling single on March 2nd, 1950 was "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" by Red Foley.

Play the top hits from 1950.
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.

Take me back to March 2nd, 1950!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 2nd, 1950 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer.

In music, the song "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" by Red Foley is the best-selling record at the moment. Harry S. Truman is currently the President of the United States and Clement Attlee is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Lone Ranger" and "What's My Line?". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry" and "Jim and Judy in Teleland".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Dimestore soldiers, Tonka trucks, Toy Guns and Tiny Tears (doll).

News

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 March 2nd, 1950.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    During the 1950s, "DA haircuts" were popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed back hair style that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Ducks Ass", which is what many people liked to call the style.

  • Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops are popular.

    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.

    During the 1950s, 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.

    During the 1950s, people were using rotary phones. It was during this period that the heavier metal dial components were 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 in 1950 were dominated by the likes of 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 as the 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.

    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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 72 years, 2 months and 22 days have passed since March 2nd, 1950.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 of 1950.
  • Leap Year: 1950 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 2nd, 1950, will be 72 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1950 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 2nd, 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 2nd, 1950: The first episode of the panel game show "What's My Line?" is aired on CBS.
  • February 8th, 1950: The Stasi is formed in East Germany.
  • February 9th, 1950: Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy claims that there are more than 200 communists in the State Department.
  • February 15th, 1950: Walt Disney releases the animated film Cinderella.
  • February 23rd, 1950: The 1950 United Kingdom general election is held, with Labour winning a slim majority.
  • February 24th, 1950: The Labour Party win a slim majority in the 1950 United Kingdom general election.
  • March 1st, 1950: A British court sentences nuclear scientist Klaus Fuchs to 14 years in prison for spying.
  • This date: March 2nd, 1950
  • March 4th, 1950: Walt Disney releases the animated film "Cinderella".
  • March 8th, 1950: The first Volkswagen Type 2 is produced.
  • March 12th, 1950: 80 people are killed when a plane carrying rugby fans crashes near Llandow aerodrome in Wales.
  • March 31st, 1950: The comedy film "Cheaper by the Dozen", starring Clifton Webb, is released in movie theaters.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 2nd, 1950, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1950 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 2nd, 1950 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
American Western drama TV series.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety 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

Kids' TV shows on March 2nd, 1950.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1950.

Jim and Judy in Teleland
Jim and Judy in Teleland

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1950.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1950.

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 this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out March 2nd, 1956 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 2nd.

Mikhail Gorbachev

Former Soviet leader.
Born on March 2nd, 1931
He turned 19 on this day in 1950.

Jon Bon Jovi

Singer.
Born on March 2nd, 1962
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Daniel Craig

Actor.
Born on March 2nd, 1968
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Method Man

Rapper.
Born on March 2nd, 1971
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Chris Martin

Singer.
Born on March 2nd, 1977
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.

Lance Cade

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on March 2nd, 1981
He was born exactly 31 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on March 2nd, 1950.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 2nd, 1950.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 2nd, 1950 was most likely conceived around June 9th, 1949.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 2nd, 1950 is close to November 23rd, 1950.

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Stats for March 2nd, 1950

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 2nd, 1950.

  • A total of 26,382 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,768 weeks have passed.
  • 2,279,401,200 seconds have passed since the March 2nd, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,659,301,400 times.
  • Since March 2nd, 1950, the earth has travelled approximately 1,176,171,019,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 379,900,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 196,028,503 steps. That's about 87,124 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,352,814 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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