Sunday 17 March 1957, St. Patrick's Day
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Young Love by Tab Hunter.
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957
while The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Robin Cousins: England, United Kingdom -- Figure skater (1980 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Mal Donaghy: Northern Irish footballer.
- Markku Manninen: Finnish astrologer.
- Michael Kelly: American journalist and author (d. 2003).
- Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted
- Ramon Magsaysay, President of Philippines, dies in a plane crash.
- A plane crash in Cebu, Philippines kills Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
- Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others are killed in a plane crash.
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