Sunday 22 December 1957
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ricky Ross and Lynne Thigpen in Joliet.
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.
On TV people were watching Aktuelle Schaubude.
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Which were the important events of 22 December 1957 ?
- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
- Ricky Ross: British rock vocalist (Deacon Blue - "Raintown").
- Lynne Thigpen in Joliet: Illinois, USA; actress (Nancy - Love Sidney).
- Annie Lemoine: French journalist and novelist, columnist in Ruquier's TV programs.
- Stephen Conway: English bishop.
- Carole James: English-Canadian educator and politician.
- Susan Powter: Diet guru / author / talk show host ( Show)
- KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
- The CBS afternoon anthology series ''Seven Lively Arts'' presents Tchaikovsky's ballet ''The Nutcracker'' on U.S. television for the first time, although heavily abridged.
- Hugh Everett III publishes the first scientifically founded many-worlds theory.
- The Consumers' Association is founded in the United Kingdom.
- The Civil Rights Commission is established in the USA under the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
- Citroën stops production of its Traction Avant motor car (production started in 1934).
- Gruppe SPUR is founded.
- The Confederation of African Football is founded.
- Operation Dropshot, an all-out U.S. war with the Soviet Union, is expected to be triggered by the Soviet takeover of Western Europe, the Near East and parts of Eastern Asia, as it was anticipated in 1949.
- Mao Zedong admits that 800,000 ampquotclass enemiesampquot have been summarily liquidated between 1949 and 1954.
- The so-called 'mound of Midas', the Great Tumulus near Gordium, is excavated.
- The Africanized bee is accidentally released in Brazil.
- The Asian Flu pandemic begins in China.
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