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Thursday 15 August 1957

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 15, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Zeljko Ivanek and Bob Shell. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Long Haul, directed by Ken Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The Organization Man by William H. Whyte Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Open House.
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What the sky looked like on 15 August 1957

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Movies

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The Long Haul

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Victor Mature, Diana Dors, Patrick Allen, Gene Anderson

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Reform School Girl

Directed by: Edward Bernds

Starring: Gloria Castillo, Ross Ford, Edd Byrnes, Ralph Reed

Country: United States

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From Hell It Came

Directed by: Dan Milner

Starring: Tod Andrews, Tina Carver, Linda Watkins, John McNamara

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Across the Bridge

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Rod Steiger, David Knight, Bernard Lee, Noel Willman

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The Sun Also Rises

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

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O Corcunda de Notre Dame

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Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Starring: David Janssen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Zeljko Ivanek: Lujubljana, Yugoslavia -- Actor (Mass Appeal).
  • Bob Shell: American pedophile, sentenced to 18-20 years in prison on 9/15/1992 for sexually assaulting two little girls.
  • Željko Ivanek: Slovenian-American actor.
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Facts:
  • David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
  • USAF Captain Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter
  • US Air Force Captain Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 metres in F-104 jet fighter.

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Books

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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 Short Reign Of Pippin Iv

By: John Steinbeck

In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the

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Take My Life

By: Eddie Cantor

TAKE MY LIFE is Eddie Cantor's autobiography, filled with anecdotes and stories about Eddie, his wonderful wife Ida, and their five-girl family, as well as Eddie's friends, the now fabled names

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Life At Happy Knoll

By: John P. Marquand

First hardcover edition. Golf fiction.

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