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November 18, 1950

November 18, 1950, was a Saturday. It was 73 years, 7 months, and 27 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Birthdays

Born on November 18, 1950

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: November 18, 1950

The best-selling single on November 18, 1950 was "Harbor Lights" by Sammy Kaye.

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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

This date was 26,904 days ago. Approximately 897 months have passed. It was the 322nd day of 1950, in week 46. The decade was the fifties. The end of 1950 was just 43 days away. People born on this day are currently 73 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. We have gone through approximately 299 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to November 18, 1950

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Saturday, November 18, 1950. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, attending dances, shopping, and watching sports.

In America, Thanksgiving 1950 is just around the corner. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In music, the song "Harbor Lights" by Sammy Kaye 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. 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 "Suspense", "What's My Line?", "The Cisco Kid", and "You Bet Your Life". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit", and "Telecomics".

Popular toys at the moment include Tonka trucks, Foto-Electric Baseball, Tiny Tears (doll), and BAS-KET Miniature Basketball.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 18, 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?

Notable events that happened close to November 18, 1950.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: November 18, 1950
  • 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.
  • December 4, 1950: American mass murderer Victor Licata hangs himself in prison.
  • December 5, 1950:
    • Korean War: China captures the North Korean capital Pyongyang as UN forces retreat.
    • Boxing: Ezzard Charles retains his heavyweight championship after knocking out Nick Barone in the 11th round.
  • December 16, 1950: Shirley Temple announces her retirement.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 18, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 18, 1950 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV series on November 18, 1950

People in November 1950 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from November 1950.

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

Kids TV shows on November 18, 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 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 November 18, 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 November 18, 1956, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 18.

Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett

Guitarist
Born on November 18, 1962
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Len Bias

Len Bias

Basketball player Deceased
Born on November 18, 1963
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson

Actor
Born on November 18, 1968
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Anthony McPartlin (Ant)

Anthony McPartlin (Ant)

Television personality
Born on November 18, 1975
He was born exactly 25 years after this date.

Nathan Kress

Nathan Kress

Actor
Born on November 18, 1992
He was born exactly 42 years after this date.

USA

US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on November 18, 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 November 18, 1950 was most likely conceived around February 25, 1950.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 18, 1950 is close to August 11, 1951.

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Stats for November 18, 1950

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about November 18, 1950:

  • 26,904 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,843 weeks have passed.
  • 2,324,502,000 seconds have passed since November 18, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,711,919,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,199,443,032,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 387,417,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 199,907,172 steps. That's roughly 88,848 miles.
  • 27,894,024 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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