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February 21st, 1955.

February 21st, 1955, was a Monday. It was day 52 of 1955. The decade was the Fifties.

67 years, 9 months and 8 days have passed since February 21st, 1955.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on February 21st, 1955.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: February 21st, 1955

The best-selling single on February 21st, 1955 was "Sincerely" by The McGuire Sisters.

Play the top singles from the year 1955.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1955. Take a trip back to the days of Bill Hayes, Mitch Miller, The Four Aces and The Fontane Sisters.

Take me back to February 21st, 1955!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is February 21st, 1955, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. In music, the song "Sincerely" by The McGuire Sisters is the best-selling record at the moment.

Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States, and Winston Churchill is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. It's 1955, so radio stations and jukeboxes are playing songs from artists such as Perez Prado, Bill Haley & His Comets, Mitch Miller, Roger Williams, Les Baxter, Bill Hayes, The Four Aces, The McGuire Sisters and Pat Boone. In fashion, women are sporting chemise dresses, sheaths, sack dresses and straight-cut suits. Short boxy jackets and shift dresses are also beginning to become popular. Meanwhile, a lot of men are sporting a "Teddy Boy" style that involves leather jackets, greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. Men are also wearing formal suits as daywear.

Tailfins on cars are extremely popular at the moment. The design looks futuristic, almost like a rocket or the twin rudders on the back of an airplane. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Albert Einstein and James Dean would be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "The Gene Autry Show" and "The Danny Thomas Show".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Crusader Rabbit", "Adventures of Superman" and "Lassie". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Foto-Electric Baseball, Feed the Elephant, Roy Rogers Plastic Figures and Matchbox toy cars.

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 February 21st, 1955.

  • Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars was a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.

  • Movies from 1955.

    Movies from 1955.

    The most popular movies of 1955 included the likes of Cinerama Holiday, Mister Roberts, Battle Cry, "Oklahoma!", Guys and Dolls, Lady and the Tramp and Picnic.

  • 1955 in music.

    1955 in music.

    The radio stations in 1955 were dominated by artists such as Perez Prado, Bill Haley & His Comets, Mitch Miller, Roger Williams, Les Baxter, Bill Hayes, The Four Aces, The McGuire Sisters and Pat Boone.

  • Harlow Curtice.

    Harlow Curtice.

    General Motors President Harlow Curtice was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1955 after his company became the first US company to earn US$1 billion in a single year.

  • Rock and roll.

    Rock and roll.

    In the mid-1950s, a new music genre called "Rock and Roll" began to take off.

  • Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids were a popular college prank during this period of time. The prank involved large groups of male students "raiding" the living quarters of their female counterparts. Panties were then stolen as proof that the raid had been successful. These "raids" became popular during a time when colleges had curfews and men were forbidden from entering female dormitories.

  • Poodle skirts are a thing.

    Poodle skirts are a thing.

    During the 1950s, it became a fad to wear wide unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts". These skirts consisted of a solid color that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 67 years, 9 months and 8 days have passed since February 21st, 1955.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1955.
  • Leap Year: 1955 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on February 21st, 1955 will be 67 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1955 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around February 21st, 1955.

Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 21st, 1955, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1955 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 21st, 1955 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 21st, 1955.

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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 February, 1955.

TV shows from February, 1955.

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
American Western series that fictionalizes the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.

Life with Elizabeth
Life with Elizabeth
Starring Betty White as Elizabeth and Del Moore as her husband Alvin.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

I Married Joan
I Married Joan
Comedy about the scatterbrained wife of judge Bradley Stevens.

Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks
Sitcom about a high school teacher called Constance "Connie" Brooks.

My Little Margie
My Little Margie
Comedy series about 21-year-old Margie Albright and her widowed father Charles Farrell.

The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.

I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Sky King
Sky King
Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.

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.

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 1955.

1955 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford Thunderbird, the Chevrolet Task Force, the Ford Fairlane, the Pontiac Safari, the Ford Squire and the Peugeot 403.

Cars in 1955.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on February 21st, 1955.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1955.

Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best

Lassie
Lassie

Winky Dink and You
Winky Dink and You

Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman

Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1955.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1955.

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures

Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head

Feed the Elephant
Feed the Elephant

Pitchin' Pal
Pitchin' Pal

Colorforms
Colorforms

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 1955.

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 February 21st, 1961 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 21st.

Rue McClanahan

Actress. Deceased
Born on February 21st, 1934
She turned 21 on this day in 1955.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Actress.
Born on February 21st, 1979
She was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Elliot Page

Actor.
Born on February 21st, 1987
He was born exactly 32 years after this date.

Riyad Mahrez

Soccer player.
Born on February 21st, 1991
He was born exactly 36 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on February 21st, 1955.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill 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 February 21st, 1955 was most likely conceived around May 31st, 1954.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 21st, 1955 is close to November 14th, 1955.

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Stats for February 21st, 1955

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 21st, 1955.

  • A total of 24,755 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,536 weeks have passed.
  • 2,138,832,000 seconds have passed since the February 21st, 1955.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,495,304,000 times.
  • Since February 21st, 1955, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,103,637,312,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 356,472,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 183,939,552 steps. That's about 81,751 miles!
  • Since this date, 25,665,984 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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