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April 29th, 1957.

April 29th, 1957, was a Monday. It was day 119 of 1957. The decade was the 1950s.

65 years and 20 days have passed since April 29th, 1957.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on April 29th, 1957.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: April 29th, 1957

The best-selling single on April 29th, 1957 was "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley.

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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.

Take me back to April 29th, 1957!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 29th, 1957 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. 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 currently 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 "The Lone Ranger", "You Bet Your Life", "Sky King" and "Fury".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Adventures of Superman", "Adventures of Pow Wow", "The Mickey Mouse Club" and "Captain Kangaroo". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Foto-Electric Baseball, Spinning Tops, BAS-KET Miniature Basketball and Play-Doh.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 29th, 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 as the Time Person of the Year in 1957. This was 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 - the first artificial Earth satellite.

  • 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.

  • 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 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%.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 65 years and 20 days have passed since April 29th, 1957.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1957.
  • Leap Year: 1957 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 29th, 1957, will be 65 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1957 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 29th, 1957.

  • April 9th, 1957: The Suez Canal is finally reopened following the Suez Crisis.
  • April 10th, 1957: The courtroom drama film "12 Angry Men" is released in movie theaters.
  • April 20th, 1957: Soccer: Manchester United win the First Division title for the second year in a row after beating Sunderland 4-0.
  • This date: April 29th, 1957
  • May 2nd, 1957: U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy passes away at the age of 48.
  • May 4th, 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 6th, 1957: The final episode of "I Love Lucy" is aired.
  • May 17th, 1957: The civil rights demonstration "Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom" takes place in Washington, D.C.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 29th, 1957, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • 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 29th, 1957 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from April, 1957.

Fury
Fury
American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

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

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.

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 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 29th, 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

Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1957.

Toys and games that were popular on this date 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

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 1957.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out April 29th, 1963 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 29th.

Bernie Madoff

American fraudster. Deceased
Born on April 29th, 1938
He turned 19 on this day in 1957.

Tammi Terrell

Motown singer. Deceased
Born on April 29th, 1945
She turned 12 on this day in 1957.

Dale Earnhardt

Stock car driver. Deceased
Born on April 29th, 1951
He turned 6 on this day in 1957.

Jerry Seinfeld

Actor.
Born on April 29th, 1954
He turned 3 on this day in 1957.

Uma Thurman

Actress.
Born on April 29th, 1970
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Master P

Rapper.
Born on April 29th, 1970
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Kian Egan

Irish singer.
Born on April 29th, 1980
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Candace Owens

Conservative author.
Born on April 29th, 1989
She was born exactly 32 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 29th of April.

  • Showa Day (Japan)
USA

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on April 29th, 1957.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 29th, 1957.

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 29th, 1957 was most likely conceived around August 6th, 1956.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 29th, 1957 is close to January 20th, 1958.

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Stats for April 29th, 1957

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 29th, 1957.

  • A total of 23,761 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,394 weeks have passed.
  • 2,052,950,400 seconds have passed since the April 29th, 1957.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,395,108,800 times.
  • Since April 29th, 1957, the earth has travelled approximately 1,059,322,406,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 342,158,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 176,553,734 steps. That's about 78,468 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,635,405 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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