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 .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
  • Desk SetDesk Set
    directed by Walter Lang
    starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young
  • Reach for the SkyReach for the Sky
    directed by Lewis Gilbert
    starring: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook
  • The Spirit of St. LouisThe Spirit of St. Louis
    directed by Billy Wilder
    starring: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Wednesday, 08 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
  • World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
  • Saint Ida of Nivelles

Famous People born
Deana Deardruff: United States -- 4 X 100m swimmer (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
Jeff Wincott: Toronto, Ontario -- Actor (Night Heat)
Marie Myriam: French singer
Bill Cowher: American professional football coach

Famous People died
Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters: Dutch painter, dies at 75
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Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: King Hussein -- May 6, 1957
TIME Magazine Cover: King Hussein -- May 6, 1957

Magazine

 Playboy Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover

Magazine

 Sports Illustrated: no.7511
Sports Illustrated: no.7511
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Books

By Love Possessed - James Gould Cozzens

By Love Possessed - James Gould Cozzens

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Books

Peyton Place - Grace Metalious

Peyton Place - Grace Metalious

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Books

Compulsion - Meyer Levin

Compulsion - Meyer Levin

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Books

Rally Round the Flag, Boys! - Max Shulman

Rally Round the Flag, Boys! - Max Shulman

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Old Journal Ads

Blessing Horns Trombone Cornet Trumpet (1957)Blessing Horns Trombone Cornet Trumpet (1957)
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Old Journal Ads

O-I Kimble Opticlear Snap-Cap Vials (1957)O-I Kimble Opticlear Snap-Cap Vials (1957)
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Dodge Swept-wing Custom Royal 4-door Sedan (1957)Dodge Swept-wing Custom Royal 4-door Sedan (1957)
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