Tuesday 20 August 1957
It was Tuesday, 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.
A Man Escaped, directed by Robert Bresson, 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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Which were the important events of 20 August 1957 ?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Doug Fleger: Rocker.
- Mike Dodd: Manhattan Beach, California -- Beach volleyballer.
- Scott Ayakatubby: Beach volleyball champ.
- Finlay Calder: Scottish rugby player.
- Jim Calder: Scottish rugby player.
- Simon Donaldson: English mathematician and academic
- Sorin Antohi: Romanian journalist and historian
- Paul Johnson: American football coach
- Mithridade Davarpanah: French oral surgeon.
- Cindy Nicholas in Canada swimmer: swam English Channel 19 times.
- Jim "Bullseye": Bowen; British TV game show host.
- Simply Heavenly opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
- White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Senators 6-0
- Chicago White Sox' Bob Keegan no-hits Washington Senators 6-0.
- US Air Force balloon breaks an altitude record at 102,000 feet (310,896 metres).
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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
- Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
- The Coasters - Searchin'
- Billy Williams - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter
- Jimmy Dorsey - So Rare
- Larry Williams - Short Fat Fannie
- The Dell-Vikings - Whispering Bells
- Don Rondo - White Silver Sands
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