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August 28th, 1957.

August 28th, 1957, was a Wednesday. It was day 240 of 1957. The decade was the Fifties.

64 years, 10 months and 1 days have passed since August 28th, 1957.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Birthdays

Born on August 28th, 1957.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: August 28th, 1957

The best-selling single on August 28th, 1957 was "Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds.

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.

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Let's go back in time!

The date is August 28th, 1957, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. The summer of 1957 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

In music, the song "Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds 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 Jack Benny Program", "Sky King", "Fury" and "Tonight Starring Jack Paar".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Lassie", "The Mickey Mouse Club" and "The Gumby Show". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Dimestore soldiers, Foto-Electric Baseball, Matchbox toy cars and the Frisbee.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 28th, 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 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.

    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%.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 64 years, 10 months and 1 days have passed since August 28th, 1957.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1957.
  • Leap Year: 1957 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 28th, 1957, will be 64 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1957 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to August 28th, 1957.

  • July 29th, 1957: The first episode of the American talk show "Tonight Starring Jack Paar" is aired.
  • August 24th, 1957: Soccer: Jimmy Greaves scores during his professional debut for Chelsea in a First Division game against Tottenham Hotspur.
  • This date: August 28th, 1957
  • September 4th, 1957: Arkansas governor Orval Faubus deploys the National Guard in order to prevent black students from entering a segregated high school in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • September 16th, 1957: Actress Rhea Mitchell is strangled to death by one her tenants.
  • September 18th, 1957: The first episode of the American Western series "Wagon Train" is aired on television.
  • September 24th, 1957: Baseball: The Brooklyn Dodgers play their final game at Ebbets Field.
  • September 24th, 1957: The 101st Airborne Division is sent into Little Rock in Arkansas to enforce desegregation.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 28th, 1957, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 28th, 1957 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 28th, 1957.

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Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in August, 1957.

TV shows from August, 1957.

Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.

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.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on August 28th, 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

Toys

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 you should check out August 28th, 1963 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 28th.

Roxie Roker

Actress. Deceased
Born on August 28th, 1929
She turned 28 on this day in 1957.

Shania Twain

Singer.
Born on August 28th, 1965
She was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Jack Black

Actor.
Born on August 28th, 1969
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Florence Welch

Singer.
Born on August 28th, 1986
She was born exactly 29 years after this date.

César Azpilicueta

Soccer player.
Born on August 28th, 1989
He was born exactly 32 years after this date.

Kyle Massey

Actor.
Born on August 28th, 1991
He was born exactly 34 years after this date.

Junior Malanda

Belgian soccer player. Deceased
Born on August 28th, 1994
He was born exactly 37 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on August 28th, 1957.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 28th, 1957.

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 August 28th, 1957 was most likely conceived around December 5th, 1956.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 28th, 1957 is close to May 21st, 1958.

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Stats for August 28th, 1957

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 28th, 1957.

  • A total of 23,681 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,383 weeks have passed.
  • 2,046,038,400 seconds have passed since the August 28th, 1957.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,387,044,800 times.
  • Since August 28th, 1957, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,055,755,814,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 341,006,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 175,959,302 steps. That's about 78,204 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,552,461 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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