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April 20, 1957

April 20, 1957, was a Saturday. It was 67 years, 2 months, and 4 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on April 20, 1957:

  • Soccer: Manchester United win the First Division title for the second year in a row after beating Sunderland 4-0.
Music charts

Top song: April 20, 1957

The best-selling single on April 20, 1957 was "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley.

Play the top songs from 1957
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1957. Take a trip back to the days of Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, Perry Como and Buddy Knox.

Facts

This date was 24,537 days ago. Approximately 818 months have passed. It was the 110th day of 1957, in week 16. The decade was the fifties. People born on this day are currently 67 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 273 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to April 20, 1957

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Saturday, April 20, 1957. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. 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.

The summer of 1957 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise. In music, the song "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is the President of the United States, and Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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. It's 1957, so radio stations and jukeboxes are playing songs from singers such as Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, The Diamonds, Tab Hunter, Jimmy Dorsey, Guy Mitchell, Perry Como and Sonny James.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "I Love Lucy", "The Roy Rogers Show", and "The Danny Thomas Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Winky Dink and You", "The Gumby Show", and "Heckle and Jeckle". Popular toys at the moment include Dimestore soldiers, Tonka trucks, Colorforms, and Play-Doh.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 20, 1957.

  • Movies from 1957.

    Movies from 1957

    The most popular movies in 1957 were The Bridge on the River Kwai, Peyton Place, Sayonara, Search for Paradise, Old Yeller, Raintree County, Island in the Sun and A Farewell to Arms.
  • 1957 in music.

    1957 in music

    The radio stations in 1957 were dominated by artists such as Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, The Diamonds, Tab Hunter, Jimmy Dorsey, Guy Mitchell, Perry Como and Sonny James.
  • Nikita Khrushchev.

    Nikita Khrushchev

    Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was named Time Person of the Year in 1957 after he survived a plot to dismiss him as the First Secretary of the Communist Party. 1957 was also the year that the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, which was the earth's first artificial satellite.
  • Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars

    Tailfins on cars were a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.
  • 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 at the time. Large groups of male students would "raid" the living quarters of their female counterparts and then steal their underwear as proof that the raid had been successful. These raids took place 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

    Women and young girls were wearing wide, unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts." These were solid-colored skirts that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.
  • 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.
  • 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%.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on April 20, 1957.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 20, 1957.

  • March 25, 1957: The European Economic Community is founded by Belgium, West Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
  • March 29, 1957: The "New York, Ontario and Western Railway" railroad is abandoned.
  • April 9, 1957: The Suez Canal is finally reopened following the Suez Crisis.
  • April 10, 1957: The courtroom drama film "12 Angry Men" is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: April 20, 1957
  • May 2, 1957: US Senator Joseph McCarthy passes away at the age of 48.
  • May 4, 1957: Two goals from Peter McParland helps Aston Villa to secure a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in the 1957 FA Cup Final.
  • May 6, 1957: The final episode of "I Love Lucy" is aired.
  • May 17, 1957: The civil rights demonstration "Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom" takes place in Washington, D.C.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 20, 1957, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1957 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 20, 1957 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV series on April 20, 1957

People in April 1957 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from April 1957.

Fury
Fury
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sky King
Sky King
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
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show

Cars in 1957

1957 saw the introduction of cars such as the Rambler Rebel, the Pontiac Bonneville, the Opel Rekord P1, the Mercury Colony Park, the Alfa Romeo 2000, and the Datsun 210.

Cars in 1957.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on April 20, 1957

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1957:

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show
The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show
The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
The Mickey Mouse Club
The Mickey Mouse Club
Adventures of Pow Wow
Adventures of Pow Wow
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Lassie
Lassie
Winky Dink and You
Winky Dink and You
Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1957

Toys and games that were popular in 1957:

The Frisbee
The Frisbee
Wooly Willy
Wooly Willy
Play-Doh
Play-Doh
Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
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

Were you born on April 20, 1957?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1957.

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 April 20, 1963, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 20.

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

German dictator Deceased
Born on April 20, 1889
He was not alive on this date.

George Takei

George Takei

American actor
Born on April 20, 1937
He turned 20 on this day in 1957.

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

Singer Deceased
Born on April 20, 1951
He turned 6 on this day in 1957.

Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra

Model
Born on April 20, 1972
She was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Model
Born on April 20, 1983
She was born exactly 26 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on April 20, 1957.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 20, 1957 was most likely conceived around July 28, 1956.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 20, 1957 is close to January 11, 1958.

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Stats for April 20, 1957

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 20, 1957:

  • 24,537 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,505 weeks have passed.
  • 2,119,996,800 seconds have passed since April 20, 1957.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,473,329,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,093,918,348,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 353,332,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 182,319,725 steps. That's roughly 81,031 miles.
  • 25,439,962 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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