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May 6th, 1950.

May 6th, 1950, was a Saturday. It was day 126 of 1950. The decade was the 1950s.

71 years, 1 months and 10 days have passed since May 6th, 1950.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 6th, 1950?

  • The "Tollund Man" mummy is discovered by peat cutters in Denmark.
  • Actress Elizabeth Taylor marries hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton.
  • Soccer: Portsmouth F.C. win the First Division title after beating Aston Villa 5-1.

Top song: May 6th, 1950

The best-selling single on May 6th, 1950 was "The Third Man Theme" by Anton Karas.

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Take me back to May 6th, 1950!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 6th, 1950 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1950 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In music, the song "The Third Man Theme" by Anton Karas 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".

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 May 6th, 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 71 years, 1 months and 10 days have passed since May 6th, 1950.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1950.
  • Leap Year: 1950 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 6th, 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 May 6th, 1950.

  • April 9th, 1950: Golf: Jimmy Demaret wins the 1950 Masters Tournament.
  • April 14th, 1950: The British children's comic "Eagle" is launched.
  • 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: May 6th, 1950
  • May 9th, 1950: L. Ron Hubbard publishes his book "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health".
  • 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 May 6th, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 6th, 1950 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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 May 6th, 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 May 6th, 1956 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 6th of May.

  • May 6th, 1856: Sigmund Freud (Father of psychoanalysis) (Deceased)
  • May 6th, 1953: Tony Blair (British Prime Minister) was born exactly 3 years after this date.
  • May 6th, 1961: George Clooney (Actor) was born exactly 11 years after this date.
  • May 6th, 1983: Dani Alves (Brazilian soccer player) was born exactly 33 years after this date.

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on May 6th, 1950.

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 6th, 1950.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 6th, 1950.

  • A total of 25,974 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,710 weeks have passed.
  • 2,244,153,600 seconds have passed since the May 6th, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,618,179,200 times.
  • Since May 6th, 1950, the earth has travelled approximately 1,157,983,257,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 374,025,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 192,997,210 steps. That's about 85,777 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,929,843 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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