July 2nd, 1957, was a Tuesday. It was day 183 of 1957. The decade was the Fifties.
65 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since July 2nd, 1957.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.
What happened on July 2nd, 1957?
People who were born on this exact date.
The best-selling single on July 2nd, 1957 was "Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on July 2nd, 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.
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.
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 was a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.
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 became popular during a time when colleges had curfews and men were forbidden from entering female dormitories.
During the 1950s, it became a fad to wear 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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%.
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Notable events that happened close to July 2nd, 1957.
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Television shows that people were watching in July, 1957.
American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
Western drama series.
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
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
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1957.
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
The Mickey Mouse Club
Adventures of Pow Wow
Father Knows Best
Winky Dink and You
Adventures of Superman
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1957.
Matchbox toy cars
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
Tiny Tears (doll)
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 2nd.
Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on July 2nd, 1957.
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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