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September 13, 1957

September 13, 1957, was a Friday. It was 66 years, 9 months, and 29 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Music charts

Top song: September 13, 1957

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

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Facts

This date occurred 24,409 days ago. Approximately 814 months have passed. It was the 256th day of 1957, in week 37. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on September 13, 1957, are now 66 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. We have gone through approximately 271 seasons of weather since this date.

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Ellen or Nellie

I was never lucky. I thought it was because it was Friday the 13th.
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The date is September 13, 1957, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Many 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "You Bet Your Life", "The Danny Thomas Show", and "Gunsmoke". 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", "Adventures of Pow Wow", and "The Gumby Show". Children are playing with toys such as Foto-Electric Baseball, Toy Guns, Spinning Tops, and Wooly Willy.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 13, 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.

    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%.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

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

  • August 24, 1957: Soccer: Jimmy Greaves scores during his professional debut for Chelsea in a First Division game against Tottenham Hotspur.
  • September 4, 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 13, 1957
  • September 16, 1957: Actress Rhea Mitchell is strangled to death by one her tenants.
  • September 18, 1957: The first episode of the American Western series "Wagon Train" is aired on television.
  • September 24, 1957:
    • Baseball: The Brooklyn Dodgers play their final game at Ebbets Field.
    • The 101st Airborne Division is sent into Little Rock in Arkansas to enforce desegregation.
  • September 29, 1957: Jim Brown makes his NFL debut against the Cleveland Browns.
  • October 1, 1957: The phrase "In God we trust" appears on paper currency in the United States for the first time.
  • October 3, 1957: The first episode of "The Woody Woodpecker Show" is aired on ABC.
  • October 4, 1957: Russia's Sputnik 1 is launched into space. This was the first artificial Earth satellite to be launched into space.
  • October 5, 1957: Golf: Great Britain wins the 1957 Ryder Cup at the Lindrick Golf Club in Worksop, England.
  • October 10, 1957: Baseball: The Milwaukee Braves defeat the New York Yankees by 4-3 to win the 1957 World Series.
  • October 11, 1957: Johnny Cash releases his debut album "Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar!".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 13, 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 13, 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.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 13, 1957

TV audiences were watching the following shows on September 13, 1957:

TV shows from September 1957.

Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Fury
Fury
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
Sky King
Sky King
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in September 1957

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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
Toys

Toys in 1957

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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

Were you born on September 13, 1957?

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 13, 1963, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

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

Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen

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

Rex Heuermann

Rex Heuermann

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

Ben Savage

Ben Savage

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

James Bourne

James Bourne

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

KondZilla

KondZilla

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

Niall Horan

Niall Horan

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

Playboi Carti

Playboi Carti

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

USA

US President

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

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 13, 1957:

  • 24,409 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,487 weeks have passed.
  • 2,108,937,600 seconds have passed since September 13, 1957.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,460,427,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,088,211,801,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 351,489,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 181,368,634 steps. That's roughly 80,608 miles.
  • 25,307,251 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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