May 4th, 1957.

May 4th, 1957, was a Saturday. It was day 124 of 1957. The decade was the 1950s.

64 years and 2 days have passed since May 4th, 1957.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on 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.

Top song: May 4th, 1957

The best-selling single on May 4th, 1957 was "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley.

Take me back to May 4th, 1957!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 4th, 1957 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1957 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. 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 "What's My Line?", "The Jack Benny Program", "The Roy Rogers Show" and "Gunsmoke". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Crusader Rabbit", "Captain Kangaroo" and "Mighty Mouse Playhouse".

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 May 4th, 1957.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 64 years and 2 days have passed since May 4th, 1957.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1957.
  • Leap Year: 1957 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 4th, 1957, will be 64 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1957 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 4th, 1957.

  • 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.
  • May 2nd, 1957: U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy passes away at the age of 48.
  • This date: May 4th, 1957
  • May 6th, 1957: The final episode of "I Love Lucy" is aired.
  • May 31st, 1957: US playwright Arthur Miller is found guilty of contempt of Congress.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 4th, 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 4th, 1957 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Fury - American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • The Roy Rogers Show - American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.
  • I Love Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Sky King - Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - TV series that broadcast on CBS.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Lone Ranger - American Western drama TV series.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on May 4th, 1957.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1957.

  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Adventures of Superman
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 4th of May.

  • May 4th, 1928: Hosni Mubarak (Egyptian President) (Deceased)
  • May 4th, 1929: Audrey Hepburn (Actress) (Deceased)
  • May 4th, 1987: Cesc Fabregas (Soccer player) was born exactly 30 years after this date.


National holidays and famous events that fall on the 4th of May.

  • Greenery Day (Japan)
  • Star Wars Day

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 4th, 1957.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 4th, 1957.

  • A total of 23,378 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,339 weeks have passed.
  • 2,019,859,200 seconds have passed since the May 4th, 1957.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,356,502,400 times.
  • Since May 4th, 1957, the earth has travelled approximately 1,042,247,347,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 336,643,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 173,707,891 steps. That's about 77,204 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,238,310 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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