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Friday 20 December 1957

1957-12-20

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Send Me by Sam Cooke. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, 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.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Enemy Below

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jrgens, David Hedison

Country: United States

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Old Yeller

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk

Country: United States

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Smiles of a Summer Night

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson

Country: United States

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Oh, Mr. Porter!

Directed by: Marcel Varnel

Starring: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt

Country: United States

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Legend of the Lost

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: John Wayne, Sophia Loren, Rossano Brazzi

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Shock Theatre

Starring: Terry Bennett, Bruce Newton, Ronny Born, Joy Bennett

Country: United States

The Silver Sword

Starring: Melvyn Hayes, Pat Pleasance, Ingrid Sylvester, Frazer Hines

Country: United Kingdom

Man Without a Gun

Written by: Peter Packer

Starring: Rex Reason, Mort Mills, Harry Harvey, Forrest Taylor

Country: United States

The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Country: United States

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The Twentieth Century

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Mike Watt: American musician, base player for the Minutemen from 1979 until guitarist D. Boon's accidental death on December 23, 1985.
  • Stephen Bicknell: British organ builder and scholar (d. 2007).
  • Billy Bragg: English singer-songwriter and guitarist.
  • Joyce Hyser: American actress.
  • Anna Vissi: Cypriot singer-songwriter and actress (Epikouri).
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Facts:
  • Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service
  • The Boeing 707 airliner flies for the first time.

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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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