Thursday December 05, 1957

US date format: 12/5/1957, UK date format: 5/12/1957

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 5, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Charlene Morett and Eric S. Raymond. 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 The New Class by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching 26 Men.
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Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

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

Country: United States of America

La Parisienne

Directed by: Michel Boisrond

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

Peyton Place

Directed by: Mark Robson

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

Country: United States of America

Man in the Shadow

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Jeff Chandler, Orson Welles, Colleen Miller, Ben Alexander

Kiss Them for Me

Directed by: Stanley Donen

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

Country: United States of America

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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)
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    Events

  • New York City becomes first city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law).

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

26 Men

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson

Country: United States of America

Trackdown

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Robert Culp

Country: United States of America

The Real McCoys

Written by: Irving Pincus

Directed by: Richard Crenna

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

Country: United States of America

Maverick

Written by: Roy Huggins

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Jack Kelly, James Garner

Country: United States of America

The Californians

Directed by: Jonathan Parker

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Books

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The New Class

By: Milovan Djilas

This is a book on Communism by a man who used to be one of its heroes. One of the greatest political documents of our time--perhaps the most important in its force and effectiveness--this explosive indictment may be regarded as …

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.

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

On The Beach

By: Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive …

Parkinson'S Law

By: C. Northcote Parkinson

Parkinson's Law states that 'work expands to fill the time available'. While strenuously denied by management consultants, bureaucrats and efficiency experts, the law is borne out by disinterested observation of any


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