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Monday 16 December 1957

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alix de Saint-André and H Kumaraswamy. In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Send Me by Sam Cooke. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. Smiles of a Summer Night, directed by Ingmar Bergman, 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 Aktuelle Schaubude.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Smiles of a Summer Night

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson

Country: United States

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Oh, Mr. Porter!

Directed by: Marcel Varnel

Starring: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt

Country: United States

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Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton

Country: United States

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Legend of the Lost

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: John Wayne, Sophia Loren, Rossano Brazzi

Country: United States

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A Farewell to Arms

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Country: United States

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The Twentieth Century

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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Tombstone Territory

Starring: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham

Country: United States

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26 Men

Starring: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson

Country: United States

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Starring: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 1957 ?

  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
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  • Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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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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San Francisco Bay

By: Harold Gilliam

A factual and fascinating account of the history, life and lore of Californias vital inland sea. dw, 1957 1st signed author

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Peter Freuchen'S Book Of The Seven Seas

By: Peter Freuchen and David Loth

Peter Freuchen drew upon his vast knowledge of nautical fact and legend, as well as his fantastic personal experiences, to write BOOK OF THE SEVEN SEAS.

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The New Class

By: Milovan Djilas

This is a book on Communism by a man who used to be one of its heroes. One of the greatest political documents of our time--perhaps the most important in its

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