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September 1st, 1950.

September 1st, 1950, was a Friday. It was day 244 of 1950. The decade was the 1950s.

71 years, 8 months and 19 days have passed since September 1st, 1950.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Birthdays

Born on September 1st, 1950.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: September 1st, 1950

The best-selling single on September 1st, 1950 was "Goodnight Irene" by Gordon Jenkins.

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Take me back to September 1st, 1950!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 1st, 1950 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Schools and colleges are starting again and Autumn has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool and trees are starting to shed their leaves. In the United States, it is the Friday before Labor Day weekend and many Americans are planning barbecues and other gatherings. In music, the song "Goodnight Irene" by Gordon Jenkins 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.

In Asia, the Korean War is raging on between South Korea and North Korea. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Lone Ranger", "Space Patrol" and "The Gene Autry Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit" and "Telecomics".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Toy Guns, Spinning Tops, Tiny Tears (doll) and BAS-KET Miniature Basketball.

News

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 September 1st, 1950.

  • The Korean War.

    The Korean War.

    During this period of time, the Korean War was being fought between South Korea and North Korea.

  • 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.

  • 71 years, 8 months and 19 days have passed since September 1st, 1950.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1950.
  • Leap Year: 1950 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 1st, 1950, will be 71 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1950 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 1st, 1950.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 1st, 1950, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • 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: September 1st, 1950 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.

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 September 1st, 1950.

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

Telecomics
Telecomics

Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit

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 check out September 1st, 1956 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on September 1st.

Conway Twitty

American country singer. Deceased
Born on September 1st, 1933
He turned 17 on this day in 1950.

Bam Bam Bigelow

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on September 1st, 1961
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Ray D'Arcy

Irish TV presenter.
Born on September 1st, 1964
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Daniel Sturridge

English soccer player.
Born on September 1st, 1989
He was born exactly 39 years after this date.

Zendaya

Actress.
Born on September 1st, 1996
She was born exactly 46 years after this date.

Jungkook

BTS member.
Born on September 1st, 1997
He was born exactly 47 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on September 1st, 1950.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 1st, 1950.

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 September 1st, 1950 was most likely conceived around December 9th, 1949.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 1st, 1950 is close to May 25th, 1951.

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Stats for September 1st, 1950

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 1st, 1950.

  • A total of 26,194 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,742 weeks have passed.
  • 2,263,161,600 seconds have passed since the September 1st, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,640,355,200 times.
  • Since September 1st, 1950, the earth has travelled approximately 1,167,791,385,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 377,193,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 194,631,898 steps. That's about 86,503 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,157,939 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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