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May 14th, 1950.

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.

Birthdays

Born on May 14th, 1950.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: May 14th, 1950

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

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 May 14th, 1950!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 14th, 1950, and it's a Sunday. 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".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry" and "Jim and Judy in Teleland". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Tonka trucks, Foto-Electric Baseball, Spinning Tops and BAS-KET Miniature Basketball.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on May 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.

  • 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 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.

    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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 72 years, 6 months and 18 days have passed since May 14th, 1950.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1950.
  • Leap Year: 1950 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on May 14th, 1950 will be 72 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1950 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to May 14th, 1950.

  • 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.
  • 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".
  • This date: May 14th, 1950
  • 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.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 14th, 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 14th, 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 14th, 1950.

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Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in May, 1950.

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.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on May 14th, 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

Toys

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 you should check out May 14th, 1956 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

George Lucas

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

Tim Roth

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

Ruby Walsh

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

Olly Murs

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

Mark Zuckerberg

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

Miranda Cosgrove

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

Pokimane

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

USA

US President.

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

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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

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Stats for May 14th, 1950

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 26,499 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,785 weeks have passed.
  • 2,289,517,200 seconds have passed since the May 14th, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,671,103,400 times.
  • Since May 14th, 1950, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,181,390,875,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 381,586,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 196,898,479 steps. That's about 87,510 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,474,206 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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