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Thursday 5 December 1957

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Phil Collen and Charlene Morett. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. Witness for the Prosecution, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while San Francisco Bay by Harold Gilliam was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Californians.
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Movies

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Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States

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La Parisienne

Directed by: Michel Boisrond

Starring: Charles Boyer, Henri Vidal, Brigitte Bardot, Noël Roquevert

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Peyton Place

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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Kiss Them for Me

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield, Leif Erickson, Suzy Parker

Country: United States

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Sayonara

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, James Garner

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Californians

Directed by: Jonathan Parker

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
Famous Birthdays:
  • Charlene Morett: Darby, Pennsylvania -- Field hockey left wing (1984 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Phil Collen: English heavy-metal guitarist (Def Leppard-Love Bites).
  • Raquel Argandona: Chilean television presenter, Miss Chile 1975.
  • Art Monk: American athlete, wide receiver for the Washington Redskins, a professional football team.
  • Raquel Argandoña: Chilean model actress and politician.
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Facts:
  • New York City becomes first city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law).
  • Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.

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Books

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San Francisco Bay

By: Harold Gilliam

A factual and fascinating account of the history, life and lore of Californias vital inland sea. dw, 1957 1st signed author

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To Live Again

By: Catherine Marshall

For more than forty years To Live Again has been treasured by readers as a true story of divine comfort, human love, and spiritual adventure.

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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 Hidden Persuaders

By: Vance Packard

"One of the best books around for demystifying the deliberately mysterious arts of advertising."--Salon"Fascinating, entertaining and thought-stimulating."--The New York Times Book Review"A brisk, authoritative and frightening report on how manufacturers, fundraisers

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