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Saturday 14 September 1957

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jerry Don Gleaton and Carole Vareille. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Tammy by Debbie Reynolds. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Woman in a Dressing Gown, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while Life At Happy Knoll by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Perry Mason.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Perry Mason

Written by: Erle Stanley Gardner

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Country: United States

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M Squad

Starring: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan

Country: United States

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Wagon Train

Starring: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Country: United States

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Have Gun - Will Travel

Written by: Herb Meadow, Sam Rolfe

Starring: Richard Boone, Kam Tong

Country: United States

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The Abbott and Costello Show

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Woman in a Dressing Gown

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms

Country: United States

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Quatermass II: Enemy from Space

Directed by: Val Guest

Starring: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sid James

Country: United States

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The Pajama Game

Directed by: George Abbott

Starring: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney

Country: United States

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A Man Escaped

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: Franois Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock

Country: United States

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The Sun Also Rises

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 September 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
  • Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
  • In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jerry Don Gleaton: Baseball player.
  • Carole Vareille: French homicide victim, murdered in her sleep by her husband Alain who also killed their two kids, 9/12/1987, Bougival, France.
  • Tim Wallach: Huntington Park -- Infielder (California Angels).
  • Kepler Wessels: former Australian and South African cricketer.
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Facts:
  • UN resolution deplores and condemns USSR invasion of Hungary
  • ''Have Gun, Will Travel'' premieres on CBS.
  • Olav V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father Haakon VII.
  • The sailing ship ''Pamir'' sinks off the Azores in a hurricane.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 1957?

  • Life: World of crime gang
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James Hoffa -- Sep. 9, 1957
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7529

Books

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

Life At Happy Knoll

By: John P. Marquand

First hardcover edition. Golf fiction.

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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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Letter From Peking

By: Pearl S. Buck

At the outbreak of war, a half-Chinese man sends his family back to America, beginning an absence punctuated only by his letters, and a son who must make sense of his

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The Pink Hotel

By: Dorothy Erskine and Patrick Dennis

Dust jacket notes: "It's a great big, if admittedly somewhat peculiar, world and there are all sorts of people in it - particularly in resort hotels during the season.

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