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October 31st, 1950.

October 31st, 1950, was a Tuesday. It was day 304 of 1950. The decade was the 1950s.

70 years, 8 months and 22 days have passed since October 31st, 1950.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Born on October 31st, 1950.

People who were born on this exact date.

Top song: October 31st, 1950

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

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Take me back to October 31st, 1950!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

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

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. It's Halloween, so kids are trick-or-treating and horror movies are being shown on TV. 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 Gene Autry Show", "The Cisco Kid", "Beulah" and "You Bet Your Life". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry" and "Crusader Rabbit".

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 October 31st, 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 socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 70 years, 8 months and 22 days have passed since October 31st, 1950.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 of 1950.
  • Leap Year: 1950 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 31st, 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 October 31st, 1950.

  • 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.
  • October 25th, 1950: Korean War: Chinese troops cross over into North Korea.
  • This date: October 31st, 1950
  • November 13th, 1950: Venezuelan president Carlos Delgado Chalbaud is kidnapped and murdered in Caracas.
  • November 17th, 1950: Phil Harris' novelty song "The Thing" reaches the Billboard charts.
  • November 24th, 1950: The film "King Solomon's Mines", starring Deborah Kerr, 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 October 31st, 1950, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • 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 31st, 1950 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

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.

  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - TV series that broadcast on CBS.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
  • Beulah - Comedy series starring Hattie McDaniel as Beulah Brown.
  • The Colgate Comedy Hour - Comedy-musical that featured various comedians and entertainers.
  • The Cisco Kid - American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.
  • The Gene Autry Show - Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.
  • 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 October 31st, 1950.

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

  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

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 October 31st, 1956 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Rob Schneider

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

Vanilla Ice

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

Emiliano Sala

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

Marcus Rashford

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

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of October.

  • Halloween
  • Reformation Day

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on October 31st, 1950.

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 31st, 1950.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 31st, 1950 was most likely conceived around the 21st of January, 1950.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 31st, 1950 is close to the 10th of August, 1951.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 31st, 1950.

  • A total of 25,833 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,690 weeks have passed.
  • 2,231,967,600 seconds have passed since the October 31st, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,603,962,200 times.
  • Since October 31st, 1950, the earth has travelled approximately 1,151,695,281,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 371,994,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 191,949,214 steps. That's about 85,311 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,783,611 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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