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April 28th, 1950.

April 28th, 1950, was a Friday. It was day 118 of 1950. The decade was the 1950s.

71 years, 5 months and 28 days have passed since April 28th, 1950.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Born on April 28th, 1950.

People who were born on this exact date.

Top song: April 28th, 1950

The best-selling single on April 28th, 1950 was "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake" by Eileen Barton.

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 April 28th, 1950!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 28th, 1950 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. 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 "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake" by Eileen Barton 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".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes" and "Tom and Jerry". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Dimestore soldiers, Foto-Electric Baseball, Spinning Tops and BAS-KET Miniature Basketball.

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 28th, 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 socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • 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, 5 months and 28 days have passed since April 28th, 1950.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1950.
  • Leap Year: 1950 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 28th, 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 28th, 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.
  • April 14th, 1950: The British children's comic "Eagle" is launched.
  • April 14th, 1950: Canadian-American socialite Frances Ford Seymour commits suicide at the age of 42.
  • 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.
  • This date: April 28th, 1950
  • 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".
  • May 19th, 1950: Former Major League Baseball player Wattie Holm shoots his wife dead before committing suicide.
  • May 26th, 1950: Petrol rationing is ended in the United Kingdom.

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 28th, 1950, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • 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: April 28th, 1950 falls under the Beaver.
  • 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
Space Patrol
Sci-fi series starring Ed Kemmer and Lyn Osborn.

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.

Kids' TV shows on April 28th, 1950.

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

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

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 April 28th, 1956 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 28th.

James Monroe

US President. Deceased
Born on April 28th, 1758
He was not alive on this date.

Oskar Schindler

Historical figure. Deceased
Born on April 28th, 1908
He turned 42 on this day in 1950.

Saddam Hussein

Iraqi President. Deceased
Born on April 28th, 1937
He turned 13 on this day in 1950.

Penelope Cruz

Spanish actress.
Born on April 28th, 1974
She was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Jessica Alba

American actress.
Born on April 28th, 1981
She was born exactly 31 years after this date.

Nikki Grahame

English TV personality. Deceased
Born on April 28th, 1982
She was born exactly 32 years after this date.

Juan Mata

Spanish soccer player.
Born on April 28th, 1988
He was born exactly 38 years after this date.

Boxxy

Internet celebrity.
Born on April 28th, 1992
She was born exactly 42 years after this date.

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on April 28th, 1950.

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 28th, 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 28th, 1950 was most likely conceived around August 5th, 1949.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 28th, 1950 is close to January 19th, 1951.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 28th, 1950.

  • A total of 26,114 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,730 weeks have passed.
  • 2,256,249,600 seconds have passed since the April 28th, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,632,291,200 times.
  • Since April 28th, 1950, the earth has travelled approximately 1,164,224,793,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 376,041,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 194,037,466 steps. That's about 86,239 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,074,995 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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