Sunday 18 August 1957
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Carole Bouquet and Denis Leary.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley.
In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
The Sun Also Rises, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957
while Letter From Peking by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The New Adventures of Charlie Chan.
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Which were the important events of 18 August 1957 ?
- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- Carole Bouquet: French model, actress and comedienne.
- Denis Leary: American actor, seen in "The Matchmaker" and "Wag the Dog" as well as the acclaimed cable television series, "Rescue Me.
- Harald Schmidt: German actor, writer, comedian and television entertainer best known as host of two popular German late-night shows.
- Ron Strykert: Australian singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Men at Work).
- Diana Castle: American actress.
- Wawrzyniec Jerzy Zulawski: Composer, dies at 41.
- Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
- Juan-Manuel Fangio, wins his last auto World Championship at 46
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1957 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
- The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love
- Pat Boone - Love Letters In The Sand
- Jimmy Dorsey - So Rare
- The Coasters - Searchin'
- Larry Williams - Short Fat Fannie
- Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
- Nat King Cole - Send For Me
- The Dell-Vikings - Whispering Bells
- Billy Williams - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter
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