Thursday 12 December 1957
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cy Curnin and Sheila E[scovedo] in San Franciso.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley.
In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits.
Oh, Mr. Porter!, directed by Marcel Varnel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957
while The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Aktuelle Schaubude.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 December 1957 ?
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
- Cy Curnin: London, England -- Rock vocalist (Fixx-Sign of Fire).
- Sheila E[scovedo] in San Franciso: California, USA; disco drummer (Krushgrove, Holly Rock).
- Robert Lepage: French Canadian playwright.
- Susan Powter: Australian author and motivational speaker.
- Sheila E: American musician, a singer and drummer who performs as "Sheila E." The daughter of Pete Escovedo, a former Tito Puente and Carlos Santana sideman, she was introduced to her first drum kit at five.
- Robert Frank Kurka: Composer, dies at 35.
- Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 km/h in F-101 Voodoo
- US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond).
- Major Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo.
- Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his first wife, Jane Mitcham.
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