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September 21st, 1950.

September 21st, 1950, was a Thursday. It was day 264 of 1950. The decade was the 1950s.

71 years, 7 months and 28 days have passed since September 21st, 1950.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Birthdays

Born on September 21st, 1950.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: September 21st, 1950

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

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 September 21st, 1950!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 21st, 1950 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. 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.

The earthy smells of fall 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 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", "The Gene Autry Show" and "The Cisco Kid". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Jim and Judy in Teleland", "Crusader Rabbit" and "The Adventures of Paddy the Pelican". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Foto-Electric Baseball, Toy Guns, Spinning Tops and Tiny Tears (doll).

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 21st, 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, 7 months and 28 days have passed since September 21st, 1950.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 38 of 1950.
  • Leap Year: 1950 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 21st, 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 21st, 1950.

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

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 21st, 1950, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Virgo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 21st, 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 Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Comedy-musical that featured various comedians and entertainers.

The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.

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 21st, 1950.

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

The Adventures of Paddy the Pelican
The Adventures of Paddy the Pelican

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 21st, 1956 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Stephen King

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

Billy Porter

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

Liam Gallagher

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

Nicole Richie

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

Jason Derulo

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

USA

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on September 21st, 1950.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 21st, 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 21st, 1950 was most likely conceived around December 29th, 1949.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 21st, 1950 is close to June 14th, 1951.

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Stats for September 21st, 1950

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 21st, 1950.

  • A total of 26,173 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,739 weeks have passed.
  • 2,261,347,200 seconds have passed since the September 21st, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,638,238,400 times.
  • Since September 21st, 1950, the earth has travelled approximately 1,166,855,155,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 376,891,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 194,475,859 steps. That's about 86,434 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,136,166 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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