June 21st, 1957

June 21st, 1957, fell on a Friday. It was day 172 of 1957. The decade was the 1950s.

63 years, 10 months and 0 days have passed since June 21st, 1957.


On This Date

Events that occurred on June 21st, 1957:

  • Conservative leader John Diefenbaker becomes the new Prime Minister of Canada.


Top song: June 21st, 1957

The best-selling single on this exact date.

  • The most popular song on June 21st, 1957 was "Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.

Take Me Back!

The date is June 21st, 1957 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In music, the song "Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone 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 Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" and "The Danny Thomas Show". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Adventures of Superman" and "Father Knows Best".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on June 21st, 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:

  • 63 years, 10 months and 0 days have passed since June 21st, 1957.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 of 1957.
  • Leap Year: 1957 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 21st, 1957, will be 63 years of age.
  • People born in 1957 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 21st, 1957:

  • May 31st, 1957: US playwright Arthur Miller is found guilty of contempt of Congress.
  • June 6th, 1957: The final episode of The Lone Ranger is aired.
  • June 9th, 1957: The final episode of The Roy Rogers Show is aired.
  • This date: June 21st, 1957
  • June 27th, 1957: 400 people are killed when Hurricane Audrey hits Cameron, Louisiana.
  • July 2nd, 1957: The song "Diana" is released by Paul Anka.
  • July 6th, 1957: John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 21st, 1957, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1957 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: June 21st, 1957 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • 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 Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1957 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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 noteable people who were born on the 21st of June:


US President

Who was the US President on June 21st, 1957?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 21st, 1957?

  • Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 21st, 1957 was probably conceived around the 11th of September, 1956. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 21st, 1957 is the 31st of March, 1958. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about June 21st, 1957.

  • 23,315 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,014,416,000 seconds have passed since the June 21st, 1957.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,350,152,000 times.
  • Since June 21st, 1957, earth has travelled approximately 1,039,438,656,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 335,736,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 173,239,776 steps. That's about 76,995 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,172,992 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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