Monday September 16, 1957

US date format: 9/16/1957, UK date format: 16/9/1957

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 16, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Moscovici and Assumpta Serna. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Tammy by Debbie Reynolds. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. The Bridge on the River Kwai, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Trackdown.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Country: United States of America

Les Girls

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall, Taina Elg

The Helen Morgan Story

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Ann Blyth, Paul Newman, Richard Carlson, Gene Evans

The Brain from Planet Arous

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: John Agar, Joyce Meadows, Robert Fuller, Thomas Browne Henry

The Joker Is Wild

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor, Jeanne Crain, Eddie Albert

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 16, 1957?


    Holidays

  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
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    Events

  • Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)

    Famous Deaths

  • Qi Baishi: Chinese painter (Born 1864).

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Trackdown

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Robert Culp

Country: United States of America

The Real McCoys

Written by: Irving Pincus

Directed by: Richard Crenna

Starring: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Country: United States of America

Maverick

Written by: Roy Huggins

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Jack Kelly, James Garner

Country: United States of America

The Californians

Directed by: Jonathan Parker

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Day Christ Died

By: Jim Bishop

"This is a book about the most dramatic day in the history of the world, the day on which Jesus of Nazareth died.

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.

The Last Angry Man

By: Gerald Green

"There aren't enough people left who get mad, plain mad."Sam Abelman is a doctor who never takes the easy way out.

By Love Possessed

By: James Gould Cozzens

A highly-respected, middle-aged lawyer's involvements with love are revealed in a series of flashbacks

The Hidden Persuaders

By: Vance Packard

"One of the best books around for demystifying the deliberately mysterious arts of advertising."--Salon"Fascinating, entertaining and thought-stimulating."--The New York Times Book Review"A brisk, authoritative and frightening report on how manufacturers, fundraisers


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