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Thursday 4 April 1957

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aki Kaurismaki and Graeme Kelling. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Butterfly by Andy Williams. In UK Young Love by Tab Hunter was in the top 5 hits. 12 Angry Men, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while Stay Alive All Your Life by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Silent Service.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam

Country: United States

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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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The Incredible Shrinking Man

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent

Country: United States

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Funny Face

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson

Country: United States

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The Wings of Eagles

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Dan Dailey

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Silent Service

Starring: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris

Country: United States

Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans

Starring: John Hart, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: Canada

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The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Billy Barty, Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Jad Paul

Country: United States

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The Sky at Night

Starring: Patrick Moore

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Written by: Al Simon

Starring: Westbrook Van Voorhis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 April 1957 ?

  • Blessed Alice (d. 1105)
  • Saint Hildebert of Ghent (died 752)
  • Lesotho - Heroes' Day
  • Taiwan and Hong Kong - Children's Day
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Aki Kaurismaki: Finnish film director who collaborated with his older brother, Mika, dividing their work according to a carefully observed schedule to save funds and optimize time with equipment and crews.
  • Graeme Kelling: Scottish musician, guitar player and member of the group, Deacon Blue, that was originally formed by Ricky Ross in 1985.
  • Peter Englund: Swedish historian and author of several popular books on history.
  • Nobuyoshi Kuwano: Japanese singer and trumpet player (Rats & Star).
  • Ali El Haggar: Egyptian singer and actor.
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Life magazine


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

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 Fountain Overflows

By: Rebecca West

The lives of the talented Aubrey children have long been clouded by their father?s genius for instability, but his new job in the London suburbs promises, for a time at least, reprieve from scandal and the threat of ruin.

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The Crisis Of The Old Order

By: Arthur Schlesinger

In the quarter of a century since Franklin Roosevelt promised a new deal to the American people, a whole generation has come to maturity that knew nothing of the excitement of

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Men To Match My Mountains

By: Irving Stone

A collection of stories which provides an insight into the colorful and diverse personalities of the settlers who helped tame America's Far West.

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