May 14th, 1950, was a Sunday. It was day 134 of 1950. The decade was the Fifties.
72 years, 6 months and 18 days have passed since May 14th, 1950.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
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The best-selling single on May 14th, 1950 was "The Third Man Theme" by Anton Karas.
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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.
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 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.
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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Television shows that people were watching in May, 1950.
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
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1950.
Jim and Judy in Teleland
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1950.
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
Tiny Tears (doll)
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 14th.
Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on May 14th, 1950.
Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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