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|Centuries:||20th century – 21st century – 22nd century|
|Decades:||2020s 2030s 2040s – 2050s – 2060s 2070s 2080s|
|Years:||2054 2055 2056 – 2057 – 2058 2059 2060|
|Ab urbe condita||2810|
|British Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||丙子年 (Fire Rat)
4753 or 4693
— to —
丁丑年 (Fire Ox)
4754 or 4694
|- Vikram Samvat||2113–2114|
|- Shaka Samvat||1979–1980|
|- Kali Yuga||5158–5159|
|Japanese calendar||Heisei 69
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 13 days|
|Minguo calendar||ROC 146
|Thai solar calendar||2600|
Predicted and scheduled events
- This year will see the very rare occurrence of two total solar eclipses in a single calendar year (on January 3 and December 26). The last time this occurred was 1889. The next time it will occur is 2252. (Eclipse predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC.)
- February – A METI message Cosmic Call 1 sent from the 70-meter Eupatoria Planetary Radar arrives at its destination, 15 Sge star.
- May – A METI message, called the Teen Age Message, sent from the 70-meter Eupatoria Planetary Radar arrives at its destination, HD 76151 star.
- December – A METI message, called the Teen Age Message, sent from the 70-meter Eupatoria Planetary Radar arrives at its destination, 37 Gem star.
- In the UK Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL) contract to run the M6 Toll expires.
- The world's oil supply is officially depleted.
- In 2007, a documentary series aired on the Discovery Channel that portrayed the technology, lifestyle, and state of the world in 2057.
- The movie Sunshine takes place in 2057.
- The mega-corporation Buy 'N Large is founded in 2057 in the Pixar Animation Studios film WALL-E.
- The start of the first episode of Oban Star-Racers takes place in 2057, saying the Earth went to war with a race of aliens during that year.
- The movie Repo! The Genetic Opera is mostly set in 2057 except for the graphic novel style flashbacks which are set in 2040.
- The "In Death" book series by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) begins in 2057.
- The events of the 2000 film Red Planet take place from 2056 to 2057.