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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- 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
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- 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.
- Patriz Ilg: German runner.
- 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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