Wednesday 30 October 1957
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin and Shlomo Mintz.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Wake Up Little Susie by The Everly Brothers.
In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee, directed by Michael 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.
On TV people were watching The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.
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Which were the important events of 30 October 1957 ?
- St. Macarius
- Also see October 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Zenobius & Zenobia
- St. Theonestus
- St. Talacrian
- St. Serapion
- USA - Mischief Night in some areas (known as Devil's Night in Detroit)
- St. Saturninus
- St. Marcel
- Bl. John Slade
- St. Herbert
- St. Dorothy of Montau
- St. Artemas
- St. Arilda
- St. Alfonso Rodrfguez
- Calendar of Saints - October 30th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: Bl. Angelus of Acri
- St. Maximus
- Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin: Russian Cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25).
- Shlomo Mintz: Israeli violinist and conductor.
- Kevin Pollak: American actor game show host and producer.
- Fred Beebe: American baseball player and coach (d. 1957).
- Soviet Union launches, Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika
- WLWI (now WTHR) TV channel 13 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) 1st broadcast
- WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1957 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie
- Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
- Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
- Jimmie Rodgers - Honeycomb
- The Tune Weavers - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby
- The Crickets - That'll Be The Day
- Johnny Mathis - Chances Are
- Little Richard - Keep A Knockin'
- Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On
- Ricky Nelson - Be-Bop Baby
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