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October 31, 1950 Halloween

October 31, 1950, was a Tuesday. It was the 304th day of 1950. The decade was the fifties.

73 years, 4 months, and 1 day have passed since October 31, 1950.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Birthdays

Born on October 31, 1950

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: October 31, 1950

The best-selling single on October 31, 1950 was "Goodnight Irene" by Gordon Jenkins.

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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.

Facts

Halloween 1950 occurred 26,785 days ago. Approximately 893 months have passed. It was the 304th day of 1950, in week 44. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on October 31, 1950, are now 73 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 298 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to October 31, 1950

Let's go back to the fifties.

The date is October 31, 1950, and it's a Tuesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. It's Halloween, so kids are trick-or-treating and adults are watching horror movies. 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 Lone Ranger", "What's My Line?", "The Gene Autry Show", and "You Bet Your Life". 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", "Jim and Judy in Teleland", "Crusader Rabbit", and "Telecomics".

Children are playing with toys such as Tonka trucks, Foto-Electric Baseball, Spinning Tops, and BAS-KET Miniature Basketball.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 31, 1950.

  • The Korean War.

    The Korean War

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

    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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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around October 31, 1950.

  • 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.
  • October 25, 1950: Korean War: Chinese troops cross over into North Korea.
  • October 28, 1950: The first episode of "The Jack Benny Program" is aired on television.
  • This date: October 31, 1950
  • November 13, 1950: Venezuelan president Carlos Delgado Chalbaud is kidnapped and murdered in Caracas.
  • November 17, 1950: Phil Harris' novelty song "The Thing" reaches the Billboard charts.
  • November 22, 1950: 78 people are killed after two trains collide during the evening rush hour in Queens, New York City.
  • November 24, 1950: The film "King Solomon's Mines", starring Deborah Kerr, is released in movie theaters.
  • November 25, 1950: The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950 hits the United States. Over the next six days, 383 people lose their lives and millions of dollars in damage is caused.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 31, 1950, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1950 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 31, 1950 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in October 1950

In October 1950, TV audiences were watching the following series:

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Beulah
Beulah
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
Suspense
Suspense
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 October 1950

If you were a kid on October 31, 1950, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Telecomics
Telecomics
Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit
Jim and Judy in Teleland
Jim and Judy in Teleland

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Toys

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 October 31, 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 October 31, 1956, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 31.

Larry Mullen Jr

Larry Mullen Jr

U2
Born on October 31, 1961
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider

Actor
Born on October 31, 1963
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Ad-Rock

Ad-Rock

Beastie Boys
Born on October 31, 1966
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice

Rapper
Born on October 31, 1967
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Emiliano Sala

Emiliano Sala

Argentine soccer player Deceased
Born on October 31, 1990
He was born exactly 40 years after this date.

Letitia Wright

Letitia Wright

Actress
Born on October 31, 1993
She was born exactly 43 years after this date.

Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford

Soccer player
Born on October 31, 1997
He was born exactly 47 years after this date.

Willow Smith

Willow Smith

Singer
Born on October 31, 2000
She was born exactly 50 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on October 31:

  • Halloween
  • Reformation Day
USA

US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on October 31, 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 October 31, 1950 was most likely conceived around February 7, 1950.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 31, 1950 is close to July 24, 1951.

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Stats for October 31, 1950

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 31, 1950:

  • 26,785 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,826 weeks have passed.
  • 2,314,224,000 seconds have passed since October 31, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,699,928,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,194,139,584,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 385,704,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 199,023,264 steps. That's roughly 88,455 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,770,688 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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