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Wednesday 16 January 1957

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ricardo Darin and Jurijs Andrejevs. In UK Singing The Blues by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Wrong Man, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whirlybirds.
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TV Series

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

The New Adventures of Spin and Marty

Starring: Tim Considine, David Stollery, Kevin Corcoran, J. Pat O'Malley

Country: United States

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Air Power

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Nat King Cole Show

Starring: Nat 'King' Cole, Nelson Riddle

Country: United States

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West Point

Starring: Donald May

Country: United States

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Zane Grey Theater

Written by: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace

Starring: Dick Powell

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Wrong Man

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle

Country: United States

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The King and Four Queens

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jean Willes

Country: United States

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Baby Doll

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach

Country: United States

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The Rainmaker

Directed by: Joseph Anthony

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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Anastasia

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes

Country: United States

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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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Broadways Lil Abner
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sen. William Knowland -- Jan. 14, 1957
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7495

Books

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

The Fountain Overflows

By: Rebecca West

The lives of the talented Aubrey children have long been clouded by their father?s genius for instability, but his new job in the London suburbs promises, for a time at least, reprieve from scandal and the threat of ruin.

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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 New World

By: Winston S. Churchill

In Volume 2 of Winston Churchill’s epic four-volume account of British history, he details the turbulent period of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries—taking us from the dramatic clashes of the powerful

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The Wreck Of The Mary Deare

By: Hammond Innes

The battered hulk of a huge ship looms out of the stinging spray of a furious gale. Only one man, half-mad, remains aboard, working without sleep or sustenance to save her

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