July 2nd, 1957

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

63 years, 9 months and 18 days have passed since July 2nd, 1957.


On This Date

Events that occurred on July 2nd, 1957:

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

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Bret Hart: Wrestler.


Top song: July 2nd, 1957

The best-selling single on this exact date.

  • The most popular song on July 2nd, 1957 was "Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.

Take Me Back!

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", "What's My Line?", "The Jack Benny Program" and "Gunsmoke". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Crusader Rabbit", "Lassie", "Father Knows Best" and "Captain Kangaroo".


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 July 2nd, 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, 9 months and 18 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 63 years of age.
  • 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 29th, 1957: The first episode of the American talk show "Tonight Starring Jack Paar" is aired.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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 (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 2nd, 1957 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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 2nd of July:


US President

Who was the US President on July 2nd, 1957?

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

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 2nd, 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 July 2nd, 1957 was probably conceived around the 22nd of September, 1956. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 2nd, 1957 is the 11th of April, 1958. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 23,303 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,013,379,200 seconds have passed since the July 2nd, 1957.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,348,942,400 times.
  • Since July 2nd, 1957, earth has travelled approximately 1,038,903,667,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 335,563,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 173,150,611 steps. That's about 76,956 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,160,550 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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