It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley. In UK That'll Be The Day by The Crickets was in the top 5 hits. Zero Hour!, directed by Hall Bartlett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 .
But much more happened that day: find out below..



Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

  • Zero Hour!Zero Hour!
    directed by Hall Bartlett
    starring: Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden
  • Pursuit of the Graf SpeePursuit of the Graf Spee
    directed by Michael Powell
    starring: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter
  • Nights of CabiriaNights of Cabiria
    directed by Federico Fellini
    starring: Giulietta Masina, Franois Prier, Franca Marzi
  • Pal JoeyPal Joey
    directed by George Sidney
    starring: Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak
  • The Colditz StoryThe Colditz Story
    directed by Guy Hamilton
    starring: John Mills, Eric Portman, Christopher Rhodes


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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Saturday, 16 November 1957 ?

  • USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
  • Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • Iceland - Dagur fslenskrar tungu (Icelandic Language Day)
  • Thailand - Loy Krathong festival (2005)

  • Copper & Brass closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89
  • Ed Gein butchers last victim

Famous People born
Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II: VP (Microsoft Desktop)
Jacques Gamblin: French actor

Famous People died
Cora Witherspoon: Actress (Quality Street, Bank Dick), dies at 67

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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

By Love Possessed [...]

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


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. [...]

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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