Thursday December 12, 1957

US date format: 12/12/1957, UK date format: 12/12/1957

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 12, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sheila E and Robert Lepage. 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. The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while Not By Bread Alone by Vladimir Dudintsev was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching 26 Men.
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Movies

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The Enemy Below

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

Country: United States of America

Old Yeller

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York

Country: United States of America

The Mysterians

Directed by: Ishirô Honda

Starring: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kôchi, Akihiko Hirata

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States of America

La Parisienne

Directed by: Michel Boisrond

Starring: Charles Boyer, Henri Vidal, Brigitte Bardot, Noël Roquevert

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 12, 1957?


    Holidays

  • 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)

    Events

  • US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond).

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

26 Men

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson

Country: United States of America

Trackdown

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Robert Culp

Country: United States of America

The Real McCoys

Written by: Irving Pincus

Directed by: Richard Crenna

Starring: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Country: United States of America

Maverick

Written by: Roy Huggins

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Jack Kelly, James Garner

Country: United States of America

The Californians

Directed by: Jonathan Parker

Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Not By Bread Alone

By: Vladimir Dudintsev

First U.S. edition bound in yellow cloth & black boards with red lettering. Book about Fine, tight, clean. DJ is price clipped and has small rub marks to the corners, tips

The Age Of Revolution

By: Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill's "A History of the English Speaking Peoples" is the literary masterwork of the twentieth century's greatest historical figure.

The Hidden Persuaders

By: Vance Packard

"One of the best books around for demystifying the deliberately mysterious arts of advertising."--Salon"Fascinating, entertaining and thought-stimulating."--The New York Times Book Review"A brisk, authoritative and frightening report on how manufacturers, fundraisers

Please Don'T Eat The Daisies

By: Jean Kerr

Please Don't Eat the Daisies has sold millions of copies since its original publication in 1957. It became a film in 1960 starring David Niven and Doris Day, and a television

The World Of Suzie Wong

By: Richard Mason

Penguin Books reintroduces the timeless story of the love affair between a British artist and a Chinese prostitute.Robert is t he only resident of the Nam Kok hotel not renting


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