Friday 27 December 1957
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to April Love by Pat Boone.
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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- The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
- R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
- James Sanford: US runner (world record 50-metre indoor).
- Connie Chillemi at Eglin Air Force Base: Florida, USA; golfer (1994 Standard Register-13th).
- Ghislaine Bourgogne: French astrologer and psychoanalyst.
- Édouard Rothschild: French businessman, a banker who is part of the French branch of the prominent Rothschild family.
- Jerry Gaskill: American musician (King's X).
- Greg Mortenson: American humanitarian and author
- Dane Witherspoon: American actor (d. 2014)
- Juana Barraza: Mexican professional wrestler and serial killer dubbed La Mataviejitas (Sp. "The Old Lady Killer") sentenced to 759 years in jail for killing eleven elderly women. The first murder attributed to Mataviejitas has been dated variously to the late 1990s and to a specific killing on 17 November 2003. The authorities and the press have given various estimates as to the total number of the killer's victims, with totals ranging from 24 to 49 deaths.
- Greg Mortensen: American author
- Alan Bridge: Actor (Hail the Conquering Hero), dies at 66.
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