Monday 26 August 1957
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. 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.
Quatermass II: Enemy from Space, directed by Val Guest, 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.
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1957 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Alban: Nigerian-Swedish singer-songwriter and producer.
- Nikky Finney: American poet and academic.
- Rick Hansen: Canadian wheelchair and philanthropist.
- Jürgen Hoppmann: German professional astrologer, artist, author and filmmaker.
- Dr Alban: Nigerian-born Swedish singer.
- Alex Trevino: catcher (Los Angeles Dodgers).
- Marie Nimier: French novelist, songwriter, and author for youth. Born to Roger Nimier (writer). In 2004, she obtained "Le Prix Médicis" for "La reine du silence". In 2008, she won "Le Prix Georges Brassens".
- David English: American artist/painter
- USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile.
- The USSR announces the successful test of an ICBM : a ''super long distance intercontinental multistage ballistic rocket ... a few days ago,'' according to the Soviet news agency, ITAR-TASS.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1957 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
- Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
- The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love
- Pat Boone - Love Letters In The Sand
- The Coasters - Searchin'
- Paul Anka - Diana
- Jimmy Dorsey - So Rare
- Billy Williams - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter
- Larry Williams - Short Fat Fannie
- The Dell-Vikings - Whispering Bells
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