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Wednesday 16 January 1957

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 16, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ricardo Darín and Ricardo Darin. In UK Singing The Blues by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Wings of Eagles, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Be My Guest.
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What the sky looked like on 16 January 1957

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Movies

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The Wings of Eagles

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Dan Dailey, Ward Bond

Country: United States

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The Young Stranger

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: James MacArthur, Kim Hunter, James Daly, James Gregory

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The Quiet Gun

Directed by: William F. Claxton

Starring: Forrest Tucker, Mara Corday, Jim Davis, Kathleen Crowley

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Top Secret Affair

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Susan Hayward, Kirk Douglas, Paul Stewart, Jim Backus

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Gun for a Coward

Directed by: Abner Biberman

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Jeffrey Hunter, Janice Rule, Chill Wills

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TV Series

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

Be My Guest

Directed by: Lance Comfort

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Anything Goes

Directed by: Sid Smith

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It's Up to You

Directed by: Not specifed

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Give Us This Day

Directed by: Adam Stern

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Kidnapped

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 January 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Alexander Cambridge: Governor-General (South Africa 1923-31 / Canada 1940-45), dies at age 82.
  • 1st Earl of Athlone: British royal, brother of Queen Mary (Born 1874).
  • Arturo Toscanini: Italian conductor, revered by many as the greatest conductor of his time during a career that spanned 70 years.
Facts:
  • 3 B-52s leave California for 1st non-stop round world flights
  • The Cavern Club opens in Liverpool.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States.
  • Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula (captured from Egypt on October 29, 1956).
  • The New York City ampquotMad Bomberampquot, George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut, and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 16, 1957 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1957 ?

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues
  2. Singing The Blues - Tommy Steele & The Steelmen
  3. The Garden Of Eden - Frankie Vaughan
  4. Malcolm Vaughan - St Therese Of The Roses
  5. Just Walkin' In The Rain - Johnnie Ray

Books

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

Don'T Go Near The Water

By: William Brinkley

At once a rousing entertaining farce and gentle love story, this novel is set on a remote Pacific island during the waning days of the World War II.

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The Fbi Story

By: Don Whitehead

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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These Thousand Hills

By: A.B. Guthrie Jr

A tale of the later Old West

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