Wednesday 21 August 1957
It was Wednesday, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 August 1957 ?
- Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
- Orthodox - Thaddaeus
- RC saints - Pope Pius X
- Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
- Tignous : French cartoonist, he worked for the satirical Magazine "Charlie Hebdo" and also for "L'Evènement du Jeudi", "Marianne" and "Fluide Glacial".
- Budgie : English drummer, whose style and approach have been described as "tom-tom-intensive," "very economical and offbeat" and "very sensitive.
- Bernard Zénier: French football (soccer) player, a striker who played at senior level (1974-1991) and on the French national team (1977-1987).
- Frank Pastore: American baseball player and radio host (d. 2012).
- Janice Thomas: Women's Professional Basketball League guard (New York Stars).
- Kim Sledge in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; vocalist (Sister Sledge - "We are Family").
- 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 Semiorka-rocket)
- U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces a 2-year suspension of nuclear testing.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1957 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Pat Boone - Love Letters In The Sand
- Elvis Presley - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
- Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
- Jimmy Dorsey - So Rare
- The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love
- Billy Williams - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter
- The Coasters - Searchin'
- Larry Williams - Short Fat Fannie
- Don Rondo - White Silver Sands
- The Dell-Vikings - Whispering Bells
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