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Friday 5 July 1957

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Doug Wilson (ice hockey) and Wayne Dobson. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Love Letters In The Sand by Pat Boone. In UK Yes Tonight Josephine by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. The Pride and the Passion, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while Life At Happy Knoll by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Gay Cavalier.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Pride and the Passion

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren

Country: United States

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Loving You

Directed by: Hal Kanter

Starring: Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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An Affair to Remember

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning

Country: United States

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3:10 to Yuma

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr

Country: United States

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Love in the Afternoon

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Gay Cavalier

Starring: Christian Marquand, Larry Burns, Ivan Craig

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Starring: David Janssen

Country: United States

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The George Sanders Mystery Theater

Starring: George Sanders

Country: United States

Date with the Angels

Starring: Betty White, Bill Williams

Country: United States

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Men, Women and Clothes

Starring: Doris Langley Moore, Basil Bartlett, Lady Rose Bligh, Dora Bryan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 July 1957 ?

  • Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
  • Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
  • Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
  • Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
  • Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • 71st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper (62 61 62)
  • Tom Graveney scores 258 vs. West Indies at Trent Bridge

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Life magazine


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

Life At Happy Knoll

By: John P. Marquand

First hardcover edition. Golf fiction.

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The Nun'S Story

By: Kathryn Hulme

the nun's story

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The Day Christ Died

By: Jim Bishop

"This is a book about the most dramatic day in the history of the world, the day on which Jesus of Nazareth died.

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The Wapshot Chronicle

By: John Cheever

When The Wapshot Chronicle was published in 1957, John Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the 1958 National Book Award,

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