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Monday 15 April 1957

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Evelyn Ashford and Hwang Kyo-ahn. In that special week of April people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. In UK Cumberland Gap by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. The Spirit of St. Louis, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while Men To Match My Mountains by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Men, Women and Clothes.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Spirit of St. Louis

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith

Country: United States

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12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam

Country: United States

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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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The Incredible Shrinking Man

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent

Country: United States

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Funny Face

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Men, Women and Clothes

Starring: Doris Langley Moore, Basil Bartlett, Lady Rose Bligh, Dora Bryan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Silent Service

Starring: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris

Country: United States

Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans

Starring: John Hart, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: Canada

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The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Billy Barty, Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Jad Paul

Country: United States

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The Sky at Night

Starring: Patrick Moore

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 April 1957 ?

  • Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Petrus Gonzalez
  • In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
  • Father Damien Day ? celebrated annually in Hawai'i.
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  • Congress gives Post Office $41M; restoring Saturday mail delivery
  • KTVI TV channel 2 in Saint Louis, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Saturday mail delivery restored after US Congress gives Post Office US$41 million.
  • White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.

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

Men To Match My Mountains

By: Irving Stone

A collection of stories which provides an insight into the colorful and diverse personalities of the settlers who helped tame America's Far West.

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The Wapshot Chronicle

By: John Cheever

When The Wapshot Chronicle was published in 1957, John Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the 1958 National Book Award,

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The Nun'S Story

By: Kathryn Hulme

the nun's story

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This Hallowed Ground

By: Bruce Catton

First published in 1955, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton’s classic account of the Civil War simultaneously captures the dramatic scope and intimate experience of that epic struggle in one brilliant volume.

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