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May 23rd, 1950.

May 23rd, 1950, was a Tuesday. It was day 143 of 1950. The decade was the 1950s.

70 years, 11 months and 18 days have passed since May 23rd, 1950.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Born on May 23rd, 1950.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Bill Barr: US Attorney General.

Top song: May 23rd, 1950

The best-selling single on May 23rd, 1950 was "The Third Man Theme" by Anton Karas.

Take me back to May 23rd, 1950!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 23rd, 1950 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. 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" 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 23rd, 1950.

  • The American fighting-man.

    The "The American fighting-man" was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1950. This represented US troops fighting in the Korean War.

  • Songs from 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 70 years, 11 months and 18 days have passed since May 23rd, 1950.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1950.
  • Leap Year: 1950 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 23rd, 1950, will be 70 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1950 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 23rd, 1950.

  • 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 23rd, 1950
  • May 26th, 1950: Petrol rationing is ended in the United Kingdom.
  • June 16th, 1950: The film "Father of the Bride", starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor, is released in movie theaters.

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 23rd, 1950, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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 23rd, 1950 falls under the Deer.
  • 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 23rd, 1950.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1950.

  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 23rd of May.

  • May 23rd, 1908: John Bardeen (American physicist) (Deceased)
  • May 23rd, 1958: Drew Carey (Actor) was born exactly 8 years after this date.
  • May 23rd, 1965: Melissa McBride (Actress) was born exactly 15 years after this date.
  • May 23rd, 1991: Aaron Donald (NFL player) was born exactly 41 years after this date.
  • May 23rd, 1999: James Charles (Internet personality) was born exactly 49 years after this date.

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on May 23rd, 1950.

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 1950.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 23rd, 1950 was most likely conceived around the 13th of August, 1949.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23rd, 1950 is close to the 2nd of March, 1951.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 23rd, 1950.

  • A total of 25,920 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,702 weeks have passed.
  • 2,239,488,000 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,612,736,000 times.
  • Since May 23rd, 1950, the earth has travelled approximately 1,155,575,808,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 373,248,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 192,595,968 steps. That's about 85,598 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,873,856 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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