September 21, 1950

September 21, 1950, was a Thursday. It was the 264th day of 1950. The decade was the fifties.

73 years, 2 months, and 17 days have passed since September 21, 1950.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.


Born on September 21, 1950

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: September 21, 1950

The best-selling single on September 21, 1950 was "Goodnight Irene" by Gordon Jenkins.

Play the top singles 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 occurred 26,741 days ago. Approximately 891 months have passed. It was the 264th day of 1950, in week 38. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on September 21, 1950, are now 73 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 297 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to September 21, 1950

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is September 21, 1950, and it's a Thursday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves.

The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In music, the song "Goodnight Irene" by Gordon Jenkins 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.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Suspense", "The Lone Ranger", and "The Colgate Comedy Hour". 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. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit", and "Telecomics". Children are playing with toys such as Dimestore soldiers, Tonka trucks, Spinning Tops, and BAS-KET Miniature Basketball.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 21, 1950.

  • The Korean War.

    The Korean War

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

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around September 21, 1950.

  • August 24, 1950: The American Western film "Broken Arrow" is released in movie theaters.
  • August 29, 1950: Korean War: 4,000 British troops arrive in Korea.
  • September 5, 1950: The first episode of "The Cisco Kid" is aired.
  • September 7, 1950: 129 miners are trapped after a landslide occurs at the Knockshinnoch Castle Colliery in Ayrshire, Scotland.
  • September 10, 1950: Korean War: UN forces begin to bombard the city of Inchon.
  • September 15, 1950: Korean War: UN ground forces launch an assault on the city of Inchon.
  • September 19, 1950: Korean War: UN ground forces recapture the city of Inchon.
  • This date: September 21, 1950
  • September 22, 1950: Korean War: UN forces begin an assault on the city of Seoul.
  • September 24, 1950: The Chinchaga forest fire in Canada covers the eastern United States in a thick haze of smoke.
  • September 27, 1950: Boxing: Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis to retain his World Heavyweight Championship.
  • September 29, 1950: Korean War: The city of Seoul is recaptured by UN forces.
  • October 7, 1950: Baseball: The New York Yankees defeat the Philadelphia Phillies by 4-0 to win the 1950 World Series.
  • October 12, 1950: The first episode of "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" is aired on CBS.
  • October 13, 1950: The drama film "All About Eve", starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter, is released in movie theaters.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 21, 1950, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 21, 1950 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in September 1950

People in September 1950 were watching the following TV series:

The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in September 1950

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Adventures of Paddy the Pelican
The Adventures of Paddy the Pelican
Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys in 1950

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 September 21, 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 September 21, 1956, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 21.

Stephen King

Stephen King

Born on September 21, 1947
He turned 3 on this day in 1950.

Billy Porter

Billy Porter

Born on September 21, 1969
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Ribeiro

Born on September 21, 1971
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Born on September 21, 1972
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

TV personality
Born on September 21, 1981
She was born exactly 31 years after this date.

Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo

Born on September 21, 1989
He was born exactly 39 years after this date.

Allison Scagliotti

Allison Scagliotti

Born on September 21, 1990
She was born exactly 40 years after this date.


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on September 21, 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 September 21, 1950 was most likely conceived around December 29, 1949.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 21, 1950 is close to June 14, 1951.

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Stats for September 21, 1950


Here are some interesting statistics about September 21, 1950:

  • 26,741 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,820 weeks have passed.
  • 2,310,426,000 seconds have passed since September 21, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,695,497,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,192,179,816,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 385,071,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 198,696,636 steps. That's roughly 88,310 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,725,112 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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