4th of October, 1957

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 4th of October, 1957, fell on a Friday.
  • On this exact date: Russia's Sputnik 1 is launched into space. This was the first artificial Earth satellite to be launched into space
  • Born on this exact date: Russell Simmons: Business magnate.
  • Decade: 1950s.
  • 61 years, 9 months and 14 days have passed since the 4th of October, 1957.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1957.
  • Day 277 of 1957.
  • Leap Year: 1957 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1957 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 4th of October, 1957 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 4th of October, 1957, will be 61 years of age.
  • American Format: 10-04-1957 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1957-10-04. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19571004" are easier to sort.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on the 4th of October, 1957.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 4th of October, 1957 was probably conceived around the 25th of December, 1956. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 4th of October, 1957 is the 14th of July, 1958. (Rough Estimate).

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 4th of October:

Celebrity Birthdays

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 4th of October, 1957.

  • 22,567 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,949,788,800 seconds have passed since the 4th of October, 1957.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,274,753,600 times.
  • Since the 4th of October, 1957, earth has travelled approximately 1,006,091,020,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 324,964,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 167,681,837 steps. That's about 74,525 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,397,466 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!


Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Friday" in other languages is:

  • German: Freitag.
  • French: Vendredi.
  • Italian: Venerdi.
  • Spanish: Viernes.
  • Portuguese: Sexta-feira.


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