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Friday 4 January 1957

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joël Bats and Patty Loveless. The Wrong Man, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while These Thousand Hills by A.B. Guthrie Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whirlybirds.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Wrong Man

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle

Country: United States

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The King and Four Queens

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jean Willes

Country: United States

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Baby Doll

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach

Country: United States

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Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes

Country: United States

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The Rainmaker

Directed by: Joseph Anthony

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The New Adventures of Spin and Marty

Starring: Tim Considine, David Stollery, Kevin Corcoran, J. Pat O'Malley

Country: United States

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Air Power

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Nat King Cole Show

Starring: Nat 'King' Cole, Nelson Riddle

Country: United States

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West Point

Starring: Donald May

Country: United States

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Zane Grey Theater

Written by: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace

Starring: Dick Powell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 January 1957 ?

  • Spaghetti Day
  • Ogoni Day
  • The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joël Bats: French international football/soccer player, a goalkeeper.
  • Patty Loveless: American Country-Western singer and songwriter, whose combination of honky-tonk and rock ’n’ roll made her one of the most popular vocalists during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
  • Gurdas Maan: Punjabi singer, actor, lyricist.
  • Laurie Butler: Family Member.
  • Vesna Zmijanac: Serbian singer and actress.
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  • Blondie situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)
  • Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000

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

These Thousand Hills

By: A.B. Guthrie Jr

A tale of the later Old West

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Much Ado About Me

By: Fred Allen

Radio and film star Fred Allen's autobiography: Much Ado About Me.

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King Of Paris

By: Guy Endore

"He was one of those men who lead 10 lives while the rest of us live one." That's how the author begins this biographical novel about Alexandre Dumas.

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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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