Sunday 5 May 1957
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lisa Eilbacher and Richard E Grant.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley.
In UK Cumberland Gap by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits.
Desk Set, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957
while The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Date with the Angels.
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- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
- Lisa Eilbacher: Dharan, Saudi Arabia -- Actress (Beverly Hills Cop).
- Richard E Grant: British actor.
- Hervé Valverde: French sommelier, who created the 'Bistro du Sommelier' restaurant in Bordeaux in 1986.
- Richard Grant: Swazi-English actor director and screenwriter.
- Peter Howitt: English actor director and screenwriter.
- Aad van Mil: Dutch water polo player
- Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin: Composer, dies at 74.
- Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open.
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