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Wednesday 2 October 1957

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 2, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kate St John and Kimberly Herrin. 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. Jailhouse Rock, directed by Richard Thorpe, 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 The Real McCoys.
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Movies

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Jailhouse Rock

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor

Country: United States

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Escapade in Japan

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Teresa Wright, Cameron Mitchell, Jon Provost, Roger Nakagawa

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The Cranes are Flying

Directed by: Mikhail Kalatozov

Starring: Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev, Aleksandr Shvorin

Country: United States

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Until They Sail

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Jean Simmons, Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine, Piper Laurie

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The Black Scorpion

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas, Mario Navarro

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Real McCoys

Written by: Irving Pincus

Directed by: Richard Crenna

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

Country: United States

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The Californians

Directed by: Jonathan Parker

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Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

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O Corcunda de Notre Dame

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Tombstone Territory

Starring: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kate St John: English singer-songwriter and producer (The Dream Academy).
  • Kimberly Herrin: Santa Barbara, California -- Playmate (March, 1981).
  • John Corcoran: American engineer in the merchant marines, killed 9/11/2001 when United Airline flight 1975 crashed into the World Trade Center.
  • Brian Regan: Comedian.
  • John Neuman Cook: Toledo, Ohio -- PGA golfer (1981 Bing Crosby).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jacques Fesch: French homicide; the killer of a police officer while fleeing from a hold-up on 25 February 1954, 5:45 PM, Paris.
Facts:
  • New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores
  • New York Yankees appear in their 26th World Series (World Series #54).
  • David Lean's film ''The Bridge on the River Kwai'' opens in the UK.
  • Space Age ndash Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth.
  • Canada's Avro Arrow is unveiled to the public.

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Planetary positions on this day

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Books

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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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The Day Christ Died

By: Jim Bishop

"This is a book about the most dramatic day in the history of the world, the day on which Jesus of Nazareth died.

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No Down Payment

By: John McPartland

The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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