Tuesday 23 April 1957
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kathleen Lynch in Motueka and Jan Hooks in Decatur.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley.
In UK Cumberland Gap by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits.
Reach for the Sky, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957
while The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Men, Women and Clothes.
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- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Kathleen Lynch in Motueka: New Zealand; cyclist (Olympics-1996).
- Jan Hooks in Decatur: Georgia, USA; comedienne actress (Saturday Night Live, Designing Women).
- Michel Blaton: Belgian equestrian, placed 55th in Individual Jumping and 13th in Team Jumping at the Atlanta Olympics, August 1996.
- Neville Brody: English graphic designer, typographer and art director.
- Jan Hooks: American actress and singer (d. 2014).
- Kenji Kawai: Japanese composer and conductor
- William Orlamond: Actor (Flesh & Devil, Words & Music), dies at 89.
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