Friday 6 December 1957
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bill Hanzlik and Adrian Borland.
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.
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- Spain - Constitution Day
- Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
- Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
- Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
- Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Saint Nicholas
- Bill Hanzlik: American basketball Head Coach, Nuggets.
- Adrian Borland: English singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (The Sound and The Outsiders) (d. 1999).
- Luis Mariano Delis Fournier: Cuba -- Discus thrower (1980 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Luis Delís: Cuban discus thrower and shot putter.
- 1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up
- AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987).
- Indonesia begins nationalizing Dutch possessions.
- Project Vanguard: A launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit.
- First US attempt to launch a satellite fails - Vanguard rocket blows up.
- First U.S. attempt to launch a satellite fails, the rocket blowing up on the launch pad.
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