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Tuesday 1 October 1957

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bernard Carayon and Brad MacDonald. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Tammy by Debbie Reynolds. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Raintree County, directed by Edward Dmytryk, 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. On TV people were watching Casey Jones.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Raintree County

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint

Country: United States

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Jet Pilot

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen

Country: United States

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The Three Faces of Eve

Directed by: Nunnally Johnson

Starring: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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Woman in a Dressing Gown

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms

Country: United States

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Quatermass II: Enemy from Space

Directed by: Val Guest

Starring: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sid James

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

How to Marry a Millionaire

Starring: Merry Anders, Barbara Eden, Lori Nelson

Country: United States

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The Real McCoys

Written by: Irving Pincus

Starring: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Country: United States

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Assignment Foreign Legion

Starring: Merle Oberon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: Roy Huggins

Starring: Jack Kelly, James Garner

Country: United States

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Perry Mason

Written by: Erle Stanley Gardner

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 October 1957 ?

  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
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  • B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of the USSR attack
  • "In God We Trust" first appears on U.S. paper currency.

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Letter From Peking

By: Pearl S. Buck

At the outbreak of war, a half-Chinese man sends his family back to America, beginning an absence punctuated only by his letters, and a son who must make sense of his

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Stay Alive All Your Life

By: Norman Vincent Peale

"Those who received help from The Power of Positive Thinking will find in these pages further guidance toward a more dynamic and creative life."

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The Durable Fire

By: Howard Swiggett

Durable Fire, 1957 BOMC, by Howard Swiggett. Hardcover with dust jacket, 366 pages, published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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The Organization Man

By: William H. Whyte Jr

The Organization Man is the first complete study of a way of life that many Americans are now leading, and that many more are likely to lead.

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