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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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Reach for the Sky

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook

Country: United States

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The Spirit of St. Louis

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith

Country: United States

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12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam

Country: United States

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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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The Incredible Shrinking Man

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Men, Women and Clothes

Starring: Doris Langley Moore, Basil Bartlett, Lady Rose Bligh, Dora Bryan

Country: United Kingdom

The Silent Service

Starring: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris

Country: United States

The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Billy Barty, Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Jad Paul

Country: United States

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The Sky at Night

Starring: Patrick Moore

Country: United Kingdom

Panic!

Written by: Al Simon

Starring: Westbrook Van Voorhis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
  • 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).
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1957?

  • Life: Carol Lynley
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sultan Mohammed V -- Apr. 22, 1957
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7509

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Don'T Go Near The Water

By: William Brinkley

Clean, bright used copy with tight binding. NEVER a library book. LISTEDBY(KAD)

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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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