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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 Charlene Morett and Phil Collen. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley. In UK That'll Be The Day by The Crickets was in the top 5 hits. Peyton Place, directed by Mark Robson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while To Live Again by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Aktuelle Schaubude.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Country: United States

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The Twentieth Century

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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Tombstone Territory

Starring: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham

Country: United States

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26 Men

Starring: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson

Country: United States

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Zorro

Starring: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Peyton Place

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan

Country: United States

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Kiss Them for Me

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield, Leif Erickson

Country: United States

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Sayonara

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens

Country: United States

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Zero Hour!

Directed by: Hall Bartlett

Starring: Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden

Country: United States

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Pursuit of the Graf Spee

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 December 1957 ?

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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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1957?

  • Life: Nikita Khrushchev
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sen. John F. Kennedy -- Dec. 2, 1957
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7541

Books

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

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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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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The Gallant Mrs. Stonewall

By: Harnett T. Kane

The story of Anna and Thomas Jackson in their early years, before the Civil War, and as he became known as the Confederacy's greatest tactician, and finally Anna on her own

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Below The Salt

By: Thomas B. Costain

A vivid and violent tale of England and Europe and the signing of the magna charta, by the author of "the silver chalice" and "the black rose".

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