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April 14th, 1950.

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.

On this day.

What happened on April 14th, 1950?

  • The British children's comic "Eagle" is launched.

Top song: April 14th, 1950

The best-selling single on April 14th, 1950 was "Music! Music! Music!" by Teresa Brewer.

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Take me back to April 14th, 1950!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 14th, 1950 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1950 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In music, the song "Music! Music! Music!" by Teresa Brewer 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", "What's My Line?" and "Space Patrol".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes" and "Tom and Jerry".

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 April 14th, 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 71 years, 1 months and 27 days have passed since April 14th, 1950.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 15 of 1950.
  • Leap Year: 1950 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 14th, 1950, will be 71 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1950 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 14th, 1950.

  • March 31st, 1950: The comedy film "Cheaper by the Dozen", starring Clifton Webb, is released in movie theaters.
  • April 9th, 1950: Golf: Jimmy Demaret wins the 1950 Masters Tournament.
  • This date: April 14th, 1950
  • April 23rd, 1950: Basketball: The Minneapolis Lakers win the NBA Finals after defeating the Syracuse Nationals 4-2.
  • April 25th, 1950: The trial of Soviet spy Judith Coplon begins in New York City.
  • May 6th, 1950: The "Tollund Man" mummy is discovered by peat cutters in Denmark.
  • May 6th, 1950: Soccer: Portsmouth F.C. win the First Division title after beating Aston Villa 5-1.
  • May 6th, 1950: Actress Elizabeth Taylor marries hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton.
  • May 9th, 1950: L. Ron Hubbard publishes his book "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 14th, 1950, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1950 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 14th, 1950 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Space Patrol - Sci-fi series starring Ed Kemmer and Lyn Osborn.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Lone Ranger - American Western drama TV series.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on April 14th, 1950.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1950.

  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

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 April 14th, 1956 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 14th of April.

  • April 14th, 1961: Robert Carlyle (Scottish actor) was born exactly 11 years after this date.
  • April 14th, 1973: Adrien Brody (Actor) was born exactly 23 years after this date.
  • April 14th, 1974: Da Brat (Rapper) was born exactly 24 years after this date.
  • April 14th, 1975: Anderson Silva (MMA fighter) was born exactly 25 years after this date.
  • April 14th, 1977: Sarah Michelle Gellar (Actress) was born exactly 27 years after this date.

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on April 14th, 1950.

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 14th, 1950.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 14th, 1950 was most likely conceived around the 5th of July, 1949.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 14th, 1950 is close to the 22nd of January, 1951.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 14th, 1950.

  • A total of 25,992 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,713 weeks have passed.
  • 2,245,705,200 seconds have passed since the April 14th, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,619,989,400 times.
  • Since April 14th, 1950, the earth has travelled approximately 1,158,783,883,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 374,284,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 193,130,647 steps. That's about 85,836 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,948,462 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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