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Sunday 7 April 1957

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kim Kap-su and Henry Manzares. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Butterfly by Andy Williams. In UK Cumberland Gap by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. 12 Angry Men, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The Crisis Of The Old Order by Arthur Schlesinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Silent Service.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam

Country: United States

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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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The Incredible Shrinking Man

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent

Country: United States

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Funny Face

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson

Country: United States

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The Wings of Eagles

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Dan Dailey

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Silent Service

Starring: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris

Country: United States

Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans

Starring: John Hart, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: Canada

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The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Billy Barty, Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Jad Paul

Country: United States

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The Sky at Night

Starring: Patrick Moore

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Written by: Al Simon

Starring: Westbrook Van Voorhis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 April 1957 ?

  • Saint Herman-Jozef (died 1241)
  • World Health Day - April 7th of every year is designated as World Health Day and celebrated by the 191 member countries of the World Health Organization to emphasize significant issues in public health of worldwide concern. Observed annually since 1948.
  • The feast of Annunciation is celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • Saint John Baptist de La Salle (d.1719)
  • Mozambique - Women's Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kim Kap-su: South Korean actor.
  • Henry Manzares: American male, a native American Indian.
  • Mary Whitehead: American news figure who was the surrogate mother, by contract, for the child of William Stern, a 40-year old biochemist who was married and childless.
  • Kim Kap-soo: South Korean actor.
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  • Last of New York's electric trolleys completes its final run.
  • 21st Golf Masters Championship: Doug Ford wins, shooting a 283.

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

The Crisis Of The Old Order

By: Arthur Schlesinger

In the quarter of a century since Franklin Roosevelt promised a new deal to the American people, a whole generation has come to maturity that knew nothing of the excitement of

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Don'T Go Near The Water

By: William Brinkley

At once a rousing entertaining farce and gentle love story, this novel is set on a remote Pacific island during the waning days of the World War II.

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The Guns Of Navarone

By: Alistair MacLean

The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Now reissued in a new cover style.Twelve

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Stay Alive All Your Life

By: Norman Vincent Peale

"Those who received help from The Power of Positive Thinking will find in these pages further guidance toward a more dynamic and creative life."

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