Thursday 14 November 1957
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Michael J Fitzgerald and Frank Affolter.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley.
In UK That'll Be The Day by The Crickets was in the top 5 hits.
Zero Hour!, directed by Hall Bartlett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957
while The Innocent Ambassadors by Philip Wylie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Benny Hill Show.
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- India - Birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru: Children's Day
- United States - National Children's Book Week begins
- Roman festivals - Equorum Probatio
- Frank Affolter: Pianist / writer / composer (If Nobody Does).
- Michael J Fitzgerald: American writer.
- Michael Morgan: American noted family, the son of actress Yvonne de Carlo and stunt man husband Bob Morgan.
- Donald Canfield: American geologist and academic.
- Michael Fitzgerald: American author.
- Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
- Henry Aaron wins NL MVP
- The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
- Apalachin Meeting: American Mafia leaders meet in Apalachin, New York at the house of Joseph Barbara the meeting is broken up by a curious patrolman.
- A plane crash in the Isle of Wight leaves 43 dead.
- Yugoslavia announces the end of an economic boycott of Franco's Spain (although it does not reinstitute diplomatic relations).
- Serial killer Edward Gein murders his last victim, Bernice Worden of Plainfield, Wisconsin, US.
- U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower has a stroke
- Adnan Menderes of DP forms the new government of Turkey (23rd government,last government formed by DP and Adnan Menderes)
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