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 while By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books.
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 ?

The Organization Man by William H. Whyte Jr

The Organization Man

by William H. Whyte Jr

The Organization Man is the first complete study of a way of life that many Americans are now leading, and that many more are likely to lead. [...]

To Live Again by Catherine Marshall

To Live Again

by Catherine Marshall

For more than forty years To Live Again has been treasured by readers as a true story of divine comfort, human love, and spiritual adventure. [...]

Bridge To The Sun by Gwen Terasaki

Bridge To The Sun

by Gwen Terasaki

National Book Award Finalist Non-Fiction (1958) * Washington Post Non-Fiction Book of the Year (1958) * New York Times Bestseller Bridge to the Sun is a beautiful, tender, and moving love [...]

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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