Monday 29 April 1957
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Richie C Robertson and Daniel Day-Lewis.
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.
Desk Set, directed by Walter Lang, 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 Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
- Saint Hugh of Cluny
- International Dance Day.
- Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
- Greenery Day (1989-2006).
- Sh?wa Day (2007 - Day of Showa period, which is reigned by Emperor Hirohito)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Bah�'f Faith - The ninth day of the Festival of Ridv�n.
- Saint Catherine of Siena
- Saint Wilfred the Younger
- Saint Peter of Verona
- Richie C Robertson: Rock bassist / vocalist (Fabulous Poodles).
- Daniel Day-Lewis: British-Irish actor.
- Birgitte Sondergaard: Swedish actress, TV host and author.
- Francis Temperville: French nuclear engineer and spy.
- Geoffrey Gould: American actor.
- Mark Kendall: American guitarist and songwriter (Great White)
- Sofia Sakorafa: Greek javelin thrower and politician
- Timothy Treadwell: American ecologist and environmentalist (d. 2003)
- Otallo Morales: Composer, dies at 82.
- 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
- First military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA.
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