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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 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
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:

Candy you loved as a Kid

Candy you loved as a Kid

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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 ?

By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens

By Love Possessed

By: James Gould Cozzens

During forty-nine hours in the life of Arthur Winner, the leading lawyer in a small Pennsylvania town in the 1950's, By Love Possessed portrays all the myriad aspects of love.

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Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Peyton Place

By: Grace Metalious

When Grace Metalious's debut novel about the dark underside of a small, respectable New England town was published in 1956, it quickly soared to the top of the bestseller lists.

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Compulsion by Meyer Levin

Compulsion

By: Meyer Levin

Judd Steiner and Artie Straus have it all: wealth, intelligence, and the world at their feet as part of the elite, upper-crust Jewish community of 1920s Chicago.

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Rally Round the Flag, Boys! by Max Shulman

Rally Round the Flag, Boys!

By: Max Shulman

The US Army invades a small Connecticut town in this Cold War farce from bestselling humorist Max Shulman Harry Bannerman drinks his nightly bourbon on the train from New York City to Putnam’s Landing, Connecticut.

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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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