April 14th, 1950, was a Friday. It was day 104 of 1950. The decade was the 1950s.
71 years, 1 months and 27 days have passed since April 14th, 1950.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.
What happened on April 14th, 1950?
The best-selling single on April 14th, 1950 was "Music! Music! Music!" by Teresa Brewer.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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" was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1950. This represented US troops fighting in the Korean War.
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%.
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.
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Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on April 14th, 1950.
Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 14th, 1950.
John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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