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Sunday 18 August 1957

1957-08-18

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Sun Also Rises

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn

Country: United States

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Band of Angels

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier

Country: United States

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Reform School Girl

Directed by: Edward Bernds

Starring: Gloria Castillo, Ross Ford, Edd Byrnes

Country: United States

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Night Passage

Directed by: James Neilson

Starring: James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea

Country: United States

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The Pride and the Passion

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The New Adventures of Charlie Chan

Starring: J. Carrol Naish, James Hong

Country: United States

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The Jack Paar Tonight Show

Starring: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar

Country: United States

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The Gay Cavalier

Starring: Christian Marquand, Larry Burns, Ivan Craig

Country: United Kingdom

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Starring: David Janssen

Country: United States

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The George Sanders Mystery Theater

Starring: George Sanders

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 August 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • Harald Schmidt: German actor, writer, comedian and television entertainer best known as host of two popular German late-night shows.
  • Denis Leary: American actor, seen in "The Matchmaker" and "Wag the Dog" as well as the acclaimed cable television series, "Rescue Me.
  • Carole Bouquet: French model, actress and comedienne.
  • Ron Strykert: Australian singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Men at Work).
  • Diana Castle: American actress.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
  • Juan-Manuel Fangio, wins his last auto World Championship at 46

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sen. Richard Russell -- Aug. 12, 1957
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7525
  • Life: London debs

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Don'T Go Near The Water

By: William Brinkley

Set on a remote Pacific island during the waning days of the World War II, this classic humor novel about the public relations sector of the Navy follows the adventures of a group of young officers, commissioned without the corrupting ...

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The Tribe That Lost Its Head

By: Nicholas Monsarrat

Five hundred miles off the southwest coast of Africa lies the island of Pharamaul, a British Protectorate, governed from Whitehall through a handful of devoted British civilians.

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The Fountain Overflows

By: Rebecca West

The lives of the talented Aubrey children have long been clouded by their father?s genius for instability, but his new job in the London suburbs promises, for a time at least, reprieve from scandal and the threat of ruin.

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter

By: Edward Streeter

Dust jacket notes: "All that is inevitable, enjoyable, maddening and amusing about Christmas provides a perfect background for the adventures of this new Streeter "hero" - a grandfather who has not yet achieved the age of discretion and gives little ...

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