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November 24th, 1950.

November 24th, 1950, was a Friday. It was day 328 of 1950. The decade was the Fifties.

72 years and 2 days have passed since November 24th, 1950.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on November 24th, 1950.

  • The film "King Solomon's Mines", starring Deborah Kerr, is released in movie theaters.
Music charts

Top song: November 24th, 1950

The best-selling single on November 24th, 1950 was "Harbor Lights" by Sammy Kaye.

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The date is November 24th, 1950, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It is Black Friday in the United States - a day that many consider to be the start of the Christmas shopping season. 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 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 Lone Ranger", "The Gene Autry Show", "You Bet Your Life" and "The Jack Benny Program". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit" and "Telecomics".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Dimestore soldiers, Tonka trucks, Toy Guns and Tiny Tears (doll).

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on November 24th, 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.

  • 72 years and 2 days have passed since November 24th, 1950.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 47 of 1950.
  • Leap Year: 1950 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on November 24th, 1950 will be 72 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1950 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to November 24th, 1950.

  • October 25th, 1950: Korean War: Chinese troops cross over into North Korea.
  • 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 22nd, 1950: 78 people are killed after two trains collide during the evening rush hour in Queens, New York City.
  • This date: November 24th, 1950
  • November 25th, 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 4th, 1950: American mass murderer Victor Licata hangs himself in prison.
  • December 5th, 1950: Korean War: China captures the North Korean capital Pyongyang as UN forces retreat.
  • December 5th, 1950: Boxing: Ezzard Charles retains his heavyweight championship after knocking out Nick Barone in the 11th round.
  • December 16th, 1950: Shirley Temple announces her retirement.
  • December 24th, 1950: NFL: The Cleveland Browns defeat the Los Angeles Rams 30-28 to win the 1950 NFL Championship Game.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 24th, 1950, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1950 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 24th, 1950 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on November 24th, 1950.

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Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in November, 1950.

TV shows from November, 1950.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
TV series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

Beulah
Beulah
Comedy series starring Hattie McDaniel as Beulah Brown.

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 November 24th, 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 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 you should check out November 24th, 1956 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on November 24th.

Zachary Taylor

US President. Deceased
Born on November 24th, 1784
He was not alive on this date.

Billy Connolly

Comedian.
Born on November 24th, 1942
He turned 8 on this day in 1950.

Ted Bundy

Serial killer. Deceased
Born on November 24th, 1946
He turned 4 on this day in 1950.

Sarah Hyland

Actress.
Born on November 24th, 1990
She was born exactly 40 years after this date.

Tom Odell

Singer.
Born on November 24th, 1990
He was born exactly 40 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 24th of November.

  • Black Friday (USA)
USA

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on November 24th, 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 24th, 1950 was most likely conceived around March 3rd, 1950.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 24th, 1950 is close to August 17th, 1951.

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Stats for November 24th, 1950

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 24th, 1950.

  • A total of 26,300 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,757 weeks have passed.
  • 2,272,320,000 seconds have passed since the November 24th, 1950.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,651,040,000 times.
  • Since November 24th, 1950, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,172,517,120,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 378,720,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 195,419,520 steps. That's about 86,853 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,267,840 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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