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Sunday 6 January 1957, Epiphany

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nancy Lopez and C Michael Foale. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. The Wrong Man, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whirlybirds.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Wrong Man

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle

Country: United States

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The King and Four Queens

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jean Willes

Country: United States

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Baby Doll

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach

Country: United States

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Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes

Country: United States

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The Rainmaker

Directed by: Joseph Anthony

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The New Adventures of Spin and Marty

Starring: Tim Considine, David Stollery, Kevin Corcoran, J. Pat O'Malley

Country: United States

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Air Power

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Nat King Cole Show

Starring: Nat 'King' Cole, Nelson Riddle

Country: United States

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West Point

Starring: Donald May

Country: United States

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Zane Grey Theater

Written by: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace

Starring: Dick Powell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 January 1957 ?

  • Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
  • Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
  • In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
  • Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
Famous Birthdays:
  • Nancy Lopez: American golfer and entrepreneur, a Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Hall of Fame member and a world class athlete, the winner of countless championships.
  • C Michael Foale: Louth, England -- Astronaut (STS 45, 56, 63, 84 / 86).
  • Nancy Lopez Knight in Torrance: California, USA; pro golfer (1988 Mazda, 1981 Dinah Shore).
  • Michael Foale: British-American astrophysicist and astronaut.
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  • Elvis Presley makes his 7th and final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
  • Elvis Presley appears on ''The Ed Sullivan Show'' for the 3rd and final time. He is only shown from the waist up, even during the gospel segment, singing quotPeace In The Valleyquot. Ed Sullivan describes Elvis thus: quotThis is a real decent, fine boy. We've never had a pleasanter experience on our show with a big name than we've had with you. You're thoroughly all right.quot

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

Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter

By: Edward Streeter

Dust jacket notes: "All that is inevitable, enjoyable, maddening and amusing about Christmas provides a perfect background for the adventures of this new Streeter "hero" - a grandfather who has not yet achieved the age of discretion and gives little ...

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These Thousand Hills

By: A.B. Guthrie Jr

A tale of the later Old West

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The Life Of The Party

By: Bennett Cerf

Bennett Cerf's the Life of the Party Hardcover - 1956 by Bennett Cerf (Author)

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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