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..
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Which were the important events of Wednesday, 08 May 1957 ?
Famous People born
- 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
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
- Saint Ida of Nivelles
: United States -- 4 X 100m swimmer (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
: Toronto, Ontario -- Actor (Night Heat)
: French singer
: American professional football coach
Famous People died
Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters
: Dutch painter, dies at 75
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1957 ?
What news were making the headlines those days in May 1957 ?
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
The Nun'S Story
by Kathryn Hulme
The Nun's Story by Kathryn Hulme is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This publication was produced from a professional scan of an original edition of the book, which [...]
Day Of Infamy
by Walter Lord
A special 60th anniversary edition of the bestselling re-creation of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, by the author of A Night to Remember.Sunday, [...]
The Organization Man
by William H. Whyte Jr
The Organization Man is the first complete study of a way of life that many Americans are now leading, and that many more are likely to lead. [...]
The Bridge At Andau
by James A. Michener
The Bridge at Andau is James A. Michener at his most gripping. His classic nonfiction account of a doomed uprising is as searing and unforgettable as any of his bestselling novels. [...]
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