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December 21st, 1957.

December 21st, 1957, was a Saturday. It was day 355 of 1957. The decade was the 1950s.

63 years, 7 months and 2 days have passed since December 21st, 1957.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Born on December 21st, 1957.

People who were born on this exact date.

Top song: December 21st, 1957

The best-selling single on December 21st, 1957 was "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

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Take me back to December 21st, 1957!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 21st, 1957 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Christmas Day of 1957 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers. In music, the song "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley 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 Ed Sullivan Show", "Sky King", "Fury" and "Casey Jones". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Father Knows Best", "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Woody Woodpecker Show" and "Leave It to Beaver".

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 21st, 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 socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • 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%.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 63 years, 7 months and 2 days have passed since December 21st, 1957.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1957.
  • Leap Year: 1957 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 21st, 1957, will be 63 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1957 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 21st, 1957.

  • 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 21st, 1957
  • 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 21st, 1957, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Sagittarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 21st, 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.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Decoy - Crime drama about undercover police officer Casey Jones.
  • Casey Jones - American Western series starring Alan Hale.
  • Maverick - American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.
  • Tonight Starring Jack Paar - Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.
  • Fury - American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • Sky King - 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 - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on December 21st, 1957.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1957.

  • Leave It to Beaver
  • The Woody Woodpecker Show
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Adventures of Superman
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

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 check out December 21st, 1963 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 21st.

Jane Fonda

Actress.
Born on December 21st, 1937
She turned 20 on this day in 1957.

Frank Zappa

Musician. Deceased
Born on December 21st, 1940
He turned 17 on this day in 1957.

Samuel L. Jackson

Actor.
Born on December 21st, 1948
He turned 9 on this day in 1957.

Kiefer Sutherland

Actor.
Born on December 21st, 1966
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Emmanuel Macron

French president.
Born on December 21st, 1977
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

The King of Random

Youtube personality. Deceased
Born on December 21st, 1980
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Ben Chilwell

Soccer player.
Born on December 21st, 1996
He was born exactly 39 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on December 21st, 1957.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1957.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 21st, 1957 was most likely conceived around the 13th of March, 1957.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 21st, 1957 is close to the 30th of September, 1958.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 21st, 1957.

  • A total of 23,226 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,318 weeks have passed.
  • 2,006,722,800 seconds have passed since the December 21st, 1957.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,341,176,600 times.
  • Since December 21st, 1957, the earth has travelled approximately 1,035,468,964,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 334,453,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 172,578,161 steps. That's about 76,701 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,080,674 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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