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 Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1957 ?

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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.

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.

Compulsion by Meyer Levin

Compulsion

by Meyer Levin


The basis of the award-winning film starring Orson Welles, 'Compulsion' gives a shocking fictionalized account of the Leopold-Loeb murder case, in which two young graduates of the University of Chicago kidnapped and killed a child for the intellectual challenge.

Rally Round the Flag, Boys! by Max Shulman

Rally Round the Flag, Boys!

by Max Shulman


Rally Round The Flag, Boys, Max Shulman, Doubleday, 1957 1st edition. 278 pages. VG/G. Description: Book; Very good. Bright, yellow boards with blue titles to spine only, top edge dyed yellow.

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