Saturday 17 August 1957
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Robin Cousins and Ken Kwapis.
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 Innocent Ambassadors by Philip Wylie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The New Adventures of Charlie Chan.
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- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Robin Cousins: British skater, the reigning Olympic figure-skating champion in 1980 winning a Gold Medal.
- Ken Kwapis: American director and screenwriter.
- Gerald DeConto: American Naval officer killed during the terrorist attack on the Pentagon in Washington, DC on 9/11/2001.
- Laurence Overmire: American poet author and actor.
- Richie Ashburn, fouls hit fan Alice Roth twice in same at bat 1st one breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1957 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
- The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love
- Pat Boone - Love Letters In The Sand
- Jimmy Dorsey - So Rare
- The Coasters - Searchin'
- Larry Williams - Short Fat Fannie
- Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
- Nat King Cole - Send For Me
- The Dell-Vikings - Whispering Bells
- Billy Williams - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter
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