Saturday 21 December 1957
It was Saturday, 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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- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Tom Henke: American baseball player.
- Rolf Kanies: German actor.
- Ray Romano: American comedian with a droning, worried voice, star of "Everybody Loves Raymond," 1996 The second of three sons born to an engineer and a piano teacher, he became the class clown as a teenager.
- Joshua Mostel in New York City: New York, USA; actor (Delta House, At Ease).
- Lisa Gerritsen in Los Angeles: California, USA; actress (Bess - The Mary Tyler Moore Show).
- Ray Romano in Queens: New York, USA; actor (Ray Barone - Everybody Loves Raymond).
- Eric Coates: British composer and viola player who specialized in semi-classical works for orchestra.
- Indonesia proclaims end to state of war.
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