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Wednesday 8 May 1957

1957-05-08

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. In UK Cumberland Gap by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. Desk Set, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Desk Set

Desk Set

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young

Country: United States

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Reach for the Sky

Reach for the Sky

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook

Country: United States

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The Spirit of St. Louis

The Spirit of St. Louis

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith

Country: United States

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12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam

Country: United States

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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Date with the Angels

Date with the Angels

Starring: Betty White, Bill Williams

Country: United States

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Men, Women and Clothes

Men, Women and Clothes

Starring: Doris Langley Moore, Basil Bartlett, Lady Rose Bligh, Dora Bryan

Country: United Kingdom

The Silent Service

The Silent Service

Starring: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris

Country: United States

The Spike Jones Show

The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Billy Barty, Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Jad Paul

Country: United States

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The Sky at Night

The Sky at Night

Starring: Patrick Moore

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Deana Deardruff: United States -- 4 X 100m swimmer (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • Jeff Wincott: Toronto, Ontario -- Actor (Night Heat)
  • Bill Cowher: American professional football coach
  • Rino Katase: Japanese actress
  • Gary Lunn: Canadian lawyer and politician 6th Canadian Minister of Natural Resources
Famous Deaths:

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley

Don'T Go Near The Water

By: William Brinkley

Set on a remote Pacific island during the waning days of the World War II, this classic humor novel about the public relations sector of the Navy follows the adventures of a group of young officers, commissioned without the corrupting ...

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The Tribe That Lost Its Head by Nicholas Monsarrat

The Tribe That Lost Its Head

By: Nicholas Monsarrat

Five hundred miles off the southwest coast of Africa lies the island of Pharamaul, a British Protectorate, governed from Whitehall through a handful of devoted British civilians.

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The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West

The Fountain Overflows

By: Rebecca West

The lives of the talented Aubrey children have long been clouded by their father?s genius for instability, but his new job in the London suburbs promises, for a time at least, reprieve from scandal and the threat of ruin.

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter by Edward Streeter

Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter

By: Edward Streeter

Dust jacket notes: "All that is inevitable, enjoyable, maddening and amusing about Christmas provides a perfect background for the adventures of this new Streeter "hero" - a grandfather who has not yet achieved the age of discretion and gives little ...

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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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