Wednesday 28 August 1957
It was Wednesday, 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 28 August 1957 ?
- Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
- Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
- Daniel Stern in Stamford: Connecticut, USA; actor (City Slickers, The Wonder Years).
- Ivo Josipovic: President of Croatia.
- Phranc : American entertainer, a self-described Jewish-Lesbian folk singer.
- Daniel Stern: Movie Actor.
- Greg Clark: English businessman and politician Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
- Ivo Josipović: Croatian lawyer jurist and politician 3rd President of Croatia
- George Merrill: American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Boy Meets Girl)
- Rick Rossovich: Palo Alto, California -- Actor (Top Gun, Roxanne, ER)
- Ai Weiwei: Chinese sculptor and activist
- Sen Thurmond begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill
- US Senator Strom Thurmond begins 24-hour filibuster against civil rights bill.
- United States Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) sets the record for the longest filibuster with his 24-hour, 18-minute speech railing against a civil rights bill.
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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