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July 2nd, 1957.

July 2nd, 1957, was a Tuesday. It was day 183 of 1957. The decade was the 1950s.

64 years, 5 months and 2 days have passed since July 2nd, 1957.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 2nd, 1957?

  • The song "Diana" is released by Paul Anka.

Born on July 2nd, 1957.

People who were born on this exact date.

Top song: July 2nd, 1957

The best-selling single on July 2nd, 1957 was "Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.

Play the top hits 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.

Take me back to July 2nd, 1957!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 2nd, 1957 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. In America, the July 4th celebrations are fast approaching.

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", "You Bet Your Life", "Gunsmoke" and "Fury". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Crusader Rabbit", "The Mickey Mouse Club", "Captain Kangaroo" and "Heckle and Jeckle". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Tonka trucks, Toy Guns, Colorforms and the Frisbee.

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 July 2nd, 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 socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • 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%.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 64 years, 5 months and 2 days have passed since July 2nd, 1957.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1957.
  • Leap Year: 1957 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 2nd, 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 July 2nd, 1957.

  • 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.
  • June 21st, 1957: Conservative leader John Diefenbaker becomes the new Prime Minister of Canada.
  • June 27th, 1957: 400 people are killed when Hurricane Audrey hits Cameron, Louisiana.
  • This date: July 2nd, 1957
  • July 6th, 1957: John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time.
  • July 6th, 1957: Althea Gibson becomes the first black athlete to win the Wimbledon tennis championships.
  • July 28th, 1957: 992 people lose their lives following heavy rain and mudslides in western Kyushu, Japan.
  • July 29th, 1957: The first episode of the American talk show "Tonight Starring Jack Paar" is aired.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 2nd, 1957, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • 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: July 2nd, 1957 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.

TV shows from July, 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.

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 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.

Kids' TV shows on July 2nd, 1957.

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

Tom Terrific
Tom Terrific

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

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 July 2nd, 1963 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 2nd.

Thurgood Marshall

US Supreme Court justice. Deceased
Born on July 2nd, 1908
He turned 49 on this day in 1957.

Ashley Tisdale

Actress.
Born on July 2nd, 1985
She was born exactly 28 years after this date.

Katie Taylor

Irish boxer.
Born on July 2nd, 1986
She was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Lindsay Lohan

Actress.
Born on July 2nd, 1986
She was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Margot Robbie

Actress.
Born on July 2nd, 1990
She was born exactly 33 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on July 2nd, 1957.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 2nd, 1957.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 2nd, 1957 was most likely conceived around October 9th, 1956.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 2nd, 1957 is close to March 25th, 1958.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 2nd, 1957.

  • A total of 23,531 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,361 weeks have passed.
  • 2,033,082,000 seconds have passed since the July 2nd, 1957.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,371,929,000 times.
  • Since July 2nd, 1957, the earth has travelled approximately 1,049,070,312,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 338,847,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 174,845,052 steps. That's about 77,709 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,396,984 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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