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May 6, 1957

May 6, 1957, was a Monday. It was 67 years, 1 month, and 14 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on May 6, 1957?

  • The final episode of "I Love Lucy" is aired.
Music charts

Top song: May 6, 1957

The best-selling single on May 6, 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 24,517 days ago. Approximately 817 months have passed. It was the 126th day of 1957, in week 19. The decade was the fifties. People born on this day are currently 67 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. The Earth has experienced 272 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to May 6, 1957

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Monday, May 6, 1957. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

The summer of 1957 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "I Love Lucy", "The Danny Thomas Show", and "Fury". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Adventures of Pow Wow", "The Mickey Mouse Club", and "The Gumby Show". Popular toys at the moment include Dimestore soldiers, Foto-Electric Baseball, Matchbox toy cars, and the Frisbee.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 6, 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 May 6, 1957.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 6, 1957.

  • 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.
  • April 20, 1957: Soccer: Manchester United win the First Division title for the second year in a row after beating Sunderland 4-0.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 6, 1957
  • May 17, 1957: The civil rights demonstration "Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom" takes place in Washington, D.C.
  • May 30, 1957: Real Madrid win the 1957 European Cup final with a 2–0 victory over Italian side Fiorentina.
  • May 31, 1957: US playwright Arthur Miller is found guilty of contempt of Congress.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 6, 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 33.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 6, 1957 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1957

The following TV shows were popular in May 1957:

TV shows from May 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 May 6, 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 May 6, 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 May 6, 1963, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 6.

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

Father of psychoanalysis Deceased
Born on May 6, 1856
He was not alive on this date.

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

UK Prime Minister
Born on May 6, 1953
He turned 4 on this day in 1957.

George Clooney

George Clooney

Actor
Born on May 6, 1961
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Dani Alves

Dani Alves

Brazilian soccer player
Born on May 6, 1983
He was born exactly 26 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on May 6:

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on May 6, 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 May 6, 1957 was most likely conceived around August 13, 1956.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 6, 1957 is close to January 27, 1958.

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Stats for May 6, 1957

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 6, 1957:

  • 24,517 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,502 weeks have passed.
  • 2,118,268,800 seconds have passed since May 6, 1957.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,471,313,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,093,026,700,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 353,044,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 182,171,117 steps. That's roughly 80,965 miles.
  • 25,419,226 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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