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Saturday 12 October 1957

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Clémentine Célarié and Rémi Laurent. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Honeycomb by Jimmie Rodgers. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Jailhouse Rock, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The King Ranch by Tom Lea was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Colt .45.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Jailhouse Rock

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy

Country: United States

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Raintree County

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint

Country: United States

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Jet Pilot

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen

Country: United States

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The Three Faces of Eve

Directed by: Nunnally Johnson

Starring: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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Woman in a Dressing Gown

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Tombstone Territory

Starring: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham

Country: United States

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26 Men

Starring: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson

Country: United States

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Starring: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

Country: United States

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How to Marry a Millionaire

Starring: Merry Anders, Barbara Eden, Lori Nelson

Country: United States

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The Real McCoys

Written by: Irving Pincus

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1957 ?

  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
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  • Mask & Gown closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • Simply Heavenly closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • 1st coml flight between California and Antartica
  • Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • First commercial flight between California and Antarctica.

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

The King Ranch

By: Tom Lea

Two volumes describing life and times of the Texas King's Ranch. If you want to know who the west began and how it was shaped these books are for you..

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The Organization Man

By: William H. Whyte Jr

The Organization Man is the first complete study of a way of life that many Americans are now leading, and that many more are likely to lead.

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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

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The Day Christ Died

By: Jim Bishop

"This is a book about the most dramatic day in the history of the world, the day on which Jesus of Nazareth died.

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