May 14, 1950

May 14, 1950, was a Sunday. It was 74 years, 1 month, and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.


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Music charts

Top song: May 14, 1950

The best-selling single on May 14, 1950 was "The Third Man Theme" by Anton Karas.

Play the top songs 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.


This date was 27,070 days ago. Approximately 902 months have passed. It was the 134th day of 1950, in week 19. The decade was the fifties. People born on this day are currently 74 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. We have gone through approximately 301 seasons of weather since this date.

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It is Sunday, May 14, 1950. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the days ahead.

The summer of 1950 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In music, the song "The Third Man Theme" by Anton Karas is the best-selling record at the moment. Harry S. Truman is 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 watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", and "Jim and Judy in Teleland". Popular toys at the moment include Foto-Electric Baseball, Toy Guns, Spinning Tops, and BAS-KET Miniature Basketball.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 14, 1950.

  • Greasers.


    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox

    The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts"

    The "DA haircut" was extremely popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed-back hairstyle that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Duck's Ass," which is what many people liked to call the style.
  • Sock hops.

    Sock hops

    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.
  • 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

    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

    Almost everyone had rotary phones in the 1950s. However, the heavier metal dial components were being 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 and jukeboxes in 1950 were dominated by 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 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

    More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. 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, 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.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 14, 1950.

  • April 14, 1950:
    • The British children's comic "Eagle" is launched.
    • Canadian-American socialite Frances Ford Seymour commits suicide at the age of 42.
  • April 23, 1950: Basketball: The Minneapolis Lakers win the NBA Finals after defeating the Syracuse Nationals 4-2.
  • April 25, 1950: The trial of Soviet spy Judith Coplon begins in New York City.
  • May 6, 1950:
    • The "Tollund Man" mummy is discovered by peat cutters in Denmark.
    • Soccer: Portsmouth F.C. win the First Division title after beating Aston Villa 5-1.
    • Actress Elizabeth Taylor marries hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton.
  • May 9, 1950: L. Ron Hubbard publishes his book "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health".
  • This date: May 14, 1950
  • May 19, 1950: Former Major League Baseball player Wattie Holm shoots his wife dead before committing suicide.
  • May 26, 1950: Petrol rationing is ended in the United Kingdom.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 14, 1950, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 14, 1950 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV series on May 14, 1950

TV audiences were watching the following shows on May 14, 1950:

Space Patrol
Space Patrol
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on May 14, 1950

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

Jim and Judy in Teleland
Jim and Judy in Teleland
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1950

Toys and games that were popular 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 May 14, 1950?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 14, 1956, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 14.

George Lucas

George Lucas

Film director
Born on May 14, 1944
He turned 6 on this day in 1950.

Tim Roth

Tim Roth

Born on May 14, 1961
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Natalie Appleton

Natalie Appleton

All Saints
Born on May 14, 1973
She was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Ruby Walsh

Ruby Walsh

Irish jockey
Born on May 14, 1979
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Olly Murs

Olly Murs

Born on May 14, 1984
He was born exactly 34 years after this date.

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder
Born on May 14, 1984
He was born exactly 34 years after this date.

Miranda Cosgrove

Miranda Cosgrove

Born on May 14, 1993
She was born exactly 43 years after this date.



Internet personality
Born on May 14, 1996
She was born exactly 46 years after this date.


US President

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


UK Prime Minister

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 14, 1950 was most likely conceived around August 21, 1949.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 14, 1950 is close to February 4, 1951.

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Stats for May 14, 1950


Here are some interesting statistics about May 14, 1950:

  • 27,070 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,867 weeks have passed.
  • 2,338,848,000 seconds have passed since May 14, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,728,656,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,206,845,568,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 389,808,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 201,140,928 steps. That's roughly 89,396 miles.
  • 28,066,176 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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