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December 13th, 1957.

December 13th, 1957, was a Friday. It was day 347 of 1957. The decade was the Fifties.

64 years, 8 months and 1 days have passed since December 13th, 1957.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Birthdays

Born on December 13th, 1957.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: December 13th, 1957

The best-selling single on December 13th, 1957 was "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

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Take me back to December 13th, 1957!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

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

The Christmas season of 1957 is in full swing. People are putting up their decorations and festive songs are playing on the radio. In music, the song "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke 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 "Sky King", "Fury", "Wagon Train" and "Maverick". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Crusader Rabbit", "Captain Kangaroo", "Tom Terrific" and "Colonel Bleep". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Tonka trucks, Tiny Tears (doll), BAS-KET Miniature Basketball and Wooly Willy.

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 December 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 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 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, 8 months and 1 days have passed since December 13th, 1957.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 1957.
  • Leap Year: 1957 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on December 13th, 1957 will be 64 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1957 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around December 13th, 1957.

  • November 14th, 1957: The wreckage of Pan Am Flight 7 is discovered in the Pacific Ocean six days after the aircraft went missing.
  • November 16th, 1957: Serial killer Edward Gein murders store owner Bernice Worden.
  • November 16th, 1957: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffers a stroke.
  • November 25th, 1957: US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke during a cabinet meeting.
  • December 4th, 1957: 90 people are killed when two trains collide near Lewisham in London.
  • December 12th, 1957: Jerry Lee Lewis marries his 13-year-old cousin.
  • This date: December 13th, 1957
  • December 14th, 1957: The first episode of "The Ruff and Reddy Show" is aired on NBC.
  • December 16th, 1957: It is publicly announced that Elvis Presley is being drafted into the US army.
  • December 29th, 1957: NFL: The Detroit Lions defeat the Cleveland Browns by 59-14 to win the 1957 NFL Championship Game.
  • January 1st, 1958: The European Economic Community (EEC) is established.
  • January 1st, 1958: Johnny Cash performs a concert at San Quentin State Prison.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 13th, 1957, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1957 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 13th, 1957 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 13th, 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 December, 1957.

TV shows from December, 1957.

Decoy
Decoy
Crime drama about undercover police officer Casey Jones.

Casey Jones
Casey Jones
American Western series starring Alan Hale.

Maverick
Maverick
American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.

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 December 13th, 1957.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1957.

Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver

The Woody Woodpecker Show
The Woody Woodpecker Show

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Colonel Bleep
Colonel Bleep

Tom Terrific
Tom Terrific

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

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.

Metal House robots
Metal House robots

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 December 13th, 1963 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Herman Cain

Businessman and Tea Party activist. Deceased
Born on December 13th, 1945
He turned 12 on this day in 1957.

Jamie Foxx

Actor.
Born on December 13th, 1967
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Taylor Swift

Singer.
Born on December 13th, 1989
She was born exactly 32 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 13th of December.

  • Saint Lucy's Day
USA

US President.

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

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 13th, 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 December 13th, 1957 was most likely conceived around March 22nd, 1957.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 13th, 1957 is close to September 5th, 1958.

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Stats for December 13th, 1957

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 23,621 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,374 weeks have passed.
  • 2,040,850,800 seconds have passed since the December 13th, 1957.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,380,992,600 times.
  • Since December 13th, 1957, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,053,079,012,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 340,141,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 175,513,169 steps. That's about 78,006 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,490,210 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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