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Friday 16 August 1957

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Randhir Singh and Tim Farriss. 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 Sun Also Rises, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The World Of Suzie Wong by Richard Mason was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The New Adventures of Charlie Chan.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The New Adventures of Charlie Chan

Starring: J. Carrol Naish, James Hong

Country: United States

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The Jack Paar Tonight Show

Starring: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar

Country: United States

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Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Starring: David Janssen

Country: United States

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Date with the Angels

Starring: Betty White, Bill Williams

Country: United States

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The Spike Jones Show

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

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Sun Also Rises

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn

Country: United States

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Band of Angels

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier

Country: United States

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Reform School Girl

Directed by: Edward Bernds

Starring: Gloria Castillo, Ross Ford, Edd Byrnes

Country: United States

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Night Passage

Directed by: James Neilson

Starring: James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea

Country: United States

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The Pride and the Passion

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
  • Randhir Singh: Indian cricketer.
  • Tim Farriss: Australian pop guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt).
  • Laura Innes: American actress and director.
  • R Patil: Indian lawyer and politician Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2015).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Irving Langmuir: American chemist and physicist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sen. Richard Russell -- Aug. 12, 1957
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7525
  • Life: London debs

Books

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

The World Of Suzie Wong

By: Richard Mason

Penguin Books reintroduces the timeless story of the love affair between a British artist and a Chinese prostitute.Robert is t he only resident of the Nam Kok hotel not renting

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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 Scapegoat

By: Daphne du Maurier

"Someone jolted my elbow as I drank and said, 'Je vous demande pardon,' and as I moved to give him space he turned and stared at me and I at him,

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The Durable Fire

By: Howard Swiggett

Durable Fire, 1957 BOMC, by Howard Swiggett. Hardcover with dust jacket, 366 pages, published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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