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..
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 ?
Sports Illustrated: no.7511
TIME Magazine Cover: King Hussein -- May 6, 1957
Esquire Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover
By Love Possessed - James Gould Cozzens
Peyton Place - Grace Metalious
Compulsion - Meyer Levin
Rally Round the Flag, Boys! - Max Shulman
General Electric Blanket You Feel Comfort (1957)
Ruger Mark I Target Model Pistol Gun (1957)
Northwest Orient Airlines Ad With Routemap (1957)
Tell the world why Wednesday, 8 May 1957 is such a special date for you!