September 13th, 1957

September 13th, 1957, was a Friday. It was Day 256 of 1957. The decade was the Fifties.

66 years and 15 days have passed since September 13th, 1957.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Music charts

Top song: September 13th, 1957

The best-selling single on September 13th, 1957 was "Diana" by Paul Anka.

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The date is September 13th, 1957, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Most people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. In music, the song "Diana" by Paul Anka is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is the President of the United States, and Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "You Bet Your Life", "Sky King", "The Danny Thomas Show", and "Tonight Starring Jack Paar". 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. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit", "Lassie", and "Captain Kangaroo". Children are playing with toys such as BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, Roy Rogers Plastic Figures, Matchbox toy cars, and Play-Doh.


News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 13th, 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 Time Person of the Year in 1957 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, which was the earth's first artificial satellite.

  • Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars were 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 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 took place 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.

    Women and young girls were wearing 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.

  • Greasers.


    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    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.

  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    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.

    Sock hops.

    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.

    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.

    Almost everyone had rotary phones in the 1950s. However, the heavier metal dial components were being phased out and replaced with plastic.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.



Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 66 years and 15 days have passed since September 13th, 1957.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 of 1957.
  • Leap Year: 1957 was not a leap year.
  • Age: People born on September 13th, 1957, are now 66 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1957 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

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Around this time.

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around September 13th, 1957.

  • August 24th, 1957: Soccer: Jimmy Greaves scores during his professional debut for Chelsea in a First Division game against Tottenham Hotspur.
  • 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.
  • This date: September 13th, 1957
  • 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.
  • September 29th, 1957: Jim Brown makes his NFL debut against the Cleveland Browns.
  • October 1st, 1957: The phrase "In God we trust" appears on paper currency in the United States for the first time.
  • October 3rd, 1957: The first episode of "The Woody Woodpecker Show" is aired on ABC.
  • October 4th, 1957: Russia's Sputnik 1 is launched into space. This was the first artificial Earth satellite to be launched into space.
  • October 10th, 1957: Baseball: The Milwaukee Braves defeat the New York Yankees by 4-3 to win the 1957 World Series.
  • October 11th, 1957: Johnny Cash releases his debut album "Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar!".
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 13th, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 13th, 1957 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows in 1957.

Television shows that people were watching in September 1957.

TV shows from September, 1957.

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

American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.

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 September 13th, 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

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


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


Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures


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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 13th, 1963, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 13th.

Roald Dahl

Author. Deceased
Born on September 13th, 1916
He turned 41 on this day in 1957.

Chris Hansen

TV journalist.
Born on September 13th, 1959
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Rex Heuermann

Suspected serial killer.
Born on September 13th, 1963
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Ben Savage

Born on September 13th, 1980
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

James Bourne

Born on September 13th, 1983
He was born exactly 26 years after this date.


Brazilian Youtube personality.
Born on September 13th, 1988
He was born exactly 31 years after this date.

Niall Horan

Born on September 13th, 1993
He was born exactly 36 years after this date.

Playboi Carti

Born on September 13th, 1996
He was born exactly 39 years after this date.


US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on September 13th, 1957.


UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 13th, 1957 was most likely conceived around December 21st, 1956.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 13th, 1957 is close to June 6th, 1958.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 13th, 1957.

  • 24,121 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,445 weeks have passed.
  • 2,084,054,400 seconds have passed since September 13th, 1957.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,431,396,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,075,372,070,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 347,342,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 179,228,678 steps. That's roughly 79,657 miles!
  • Since this date, 25,008,653 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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