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December 25, 1957 Christmas Day

December 25, 1957, was a Wednesday. It was 66 years, 5 months, and 29 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Birthdays

Born on December 25, 1957

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: December 25, 1957

The best-selling single on December 25, 1957 was "April Love" by Pat Boone.

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Facts

Christmas Day 1957 occurred 24,288 days ago. Approximately 810 months have passed. It was the 359th day of 1957, in week 52. The decade was the fifties. The start of 1958 was just 6 days away. People who were born on December 25, 1957, are now 66 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 270 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

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The date is December 25, 1957, and it's a Wednesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. It's Christmas Day of 1957, so most people are exchanging presents and spending time at home with their families.

In music, the song "April Love" by Pat Boone 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 "What's My Line?", "You Bet Your Life", "Maverick", and "Decoy".

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.

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Tom Terrific", "Colonel Bleep", and "Leave It to Beaver". Children are playing with toys such as Dimestore soldiers, Foto-Electric Baseball, Colorforms, and Wooly Willy.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 25, 1957.

  • Christmas Day 1957.

    Christmas Day 1957

    It was Christmas Day of 1957, so most people were exchanging gifts and spending time with their families.
  • 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 December 25, 1957.

  • November 25, 1957: US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke during a cabinet meeting.
  • December 4, 1957: 90 people are killed when two trains collide near Lewisham in London.
  • December 12, 1957: Jerry Lee Lewis marries his 13-year-old cousin.
  • December 14, 1957: The first episode of "The Ruff and Reddy Show" is aired on NBC.
  • December 16, 1957: It is publicly announced that Elvis Presley is being drafted into the US army.
  • This date: December 25, 1957
  • December 29, 1957: NFL: The Detroit Lions defeat the Cleveland Browns by 59-14 to win the 1957 NFL Championship Game.
  • January 1, 1958:
    • The European Economic Community (EEC) is established.
    • Johnny Cash performs a concert at San Quentin State Prison.
  • January 21, 1958: Charles Starkweather begins his spree killings in Nebraska and Wyoming.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 25, 1957, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 25, 1957 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in December 1957

In December 1957, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from December 1957.

Decoy
Decoy
Casey Jones
Casey Jones
Maverick
Maverick
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Wagon Train
Wagon Train
Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
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

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 December 1957

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

The Ruff and Reddy Show
The Ruff and Reddy Show
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
Toys

Toys in 1957

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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

Were you born on December 25, 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 December 25, 1963, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 25.

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

Actor Deceased
Born on December 25, 1899
He was not alive on this date.

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett

Singer Deceased
Born on December 25, 1946
He turned 11 on this day in 1957.

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox

Singer
Born on December 25, 1954
She turned 3 on this day in 1957.

Dido

Dido

Singer
Born on December 25, 1971
She was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister
Born on December 25, 1971
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Jeremy Strong

Jeremy Strong

Actor
Born on December 25, 1978
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Adut Akech

Adut Akech

Model
Born on December 25, 1999
She was born exactly 42 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on December 25:

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on December 25, 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 December 25, 1957 was most likely conceived around April 3, 1957.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 25, 1957 is close to September 17, 1958.

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Stats for December 25, 1957

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 25, 1957:

  • 24,288 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,469 weeks have passed.
  • 2,098,479,600 seconds have passed since December 25, 1957.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,448,226,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,082,815,473,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 349,746,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 180,469,246 steps. That's roughly 80,209 miles.
  • 25,181,755 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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